Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33797 - £42792
12 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Job number ACAD104581
Division/School School of Physics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33797 - £42792
Closing date for applications 12-Jul-2020

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, working in the Particle Physics Group at the University of Bristol. The successful applicant will take a leading role in the operation, data taking and physics exploitation of the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC.

The Bristol CMS group consists currently of approximately 20 physicists, students and support staff, including five academic staff. The group was involved in the design and construction of the CMS ECAL, Level-1 trigger, and computing system, and continues to make major contributions to CMS searches for new physics and precision measurements of the top quark. The group has operational responsibilities for the Level-1 trigger and tracker and is also active in construction of the Phase-2 upgrades of the CMS tracker, trigger and endcap calorimeter.

The successful candidate will take leading roles in the Bristol group’s Level-1 trigger operation and physics analysis activities. They will be responsible for ensuring the time-multiplexed layer of the CMS calorimeter trigger is maintained and prepared for commissioning activities during Long Shutdown 2 of the LHC, as well as being ready for physics data taking in LHC Run 3. In addition, they will work with academics and students on the search for new physics in the decays of the Higgs boson. They will need to have demonstrated skills in commissioning and operating detectors, software development, and physics analysis.

This is a post funded on the Bristol particle physics consolidated grant until September 2022, and its renewal will be requested in subsequent grants. The starting salary will be in the range £33,797 to £42,792 per annum.

Informal enquiries (not applications) can be made to Professor Joel Goldstein (e-mail:; telephone: +44 (0)117 928 8772).

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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