UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate LHCb

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,199 – 37,345 per annum
Posted
11 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2019
Ref
ACAD104107
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Division/School School of Physics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 – 37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 18-Aug-2019

The Particle Physics group of the University of Bristol (tinyurl.com/particle-bristol), UK, seeks a Research Associate to join its LHCb group (http://tinyurl.com/BristolFlavour). The group places a high value on diversity and inclusivity and looks forward to applications from all backgrounds and communities. The position is funded through the STFC Consolidated Grant, for three years initially, with good prospects for further funding in the future. Applicants should hold a PhD in particle physics or a related field, or be about to obtain one.

The postholder will join the Bristol LHCb group’s search for physics beyond the Standard Model. The group, which consists of experimentalists, phenomenologists and engineers t, focuses on the detailed analysis of multibody decays of beauty and charm hadrons, by developing sophisticated amplitude analysis techniques to maximise sensitivity to new physics phenomena. The group also has important responsibilities in the ongoing LHCb detector upgrade, and the development of future particle identification technologies.

The main focus of the postholder’s job will be LHCb data analysis (including opportunities to contribute to phenomenology and software), complemented by contributions to detector installation, operation and development.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and communities, especially from women and other groups currently under-represented in our department.

The University of Bristol is signatory to the UK Concordat (http://tinyurl.com/ConcordatVitae), an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers. More information on the University’s commitment to support research staff can be found at http://tinyurl.com/BristolResearcher.

Applications should be made by 18 Aug 2019. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Jonas.Rademacker@bristol.ac.uk by the same deadline. Interviews are expected to take place in the period 26-30 Aug (remote interviews by video link will be possible). The anticipated start date is 1 Oct 2019; however there is some flexibility.

For informal inquiries, please contact Jonas.Rademacker@bristol.ac.uk or Konstantinos.Petridis@bristol.ac.uk.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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