Research Associate for Particle Physics Distributed Computing 

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Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
£28,331 - £32,817
13 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref: A3261
Job Title: Research Associate for Particle Physics Distributed Computing 
Department: Physics
Salary: £28,331 - £32,817
Closing Date: 31 January 2021
Contract: Indefinite with end date   

To support the computing and storage hardware resources of the GridPP collaboration and its partners such as IRIS. This post will also support the required middleware and Grid software for GridPP activities. You will work in collaboration with the NorthGrid “Tier-2” (a collection of collaborating Grid computing resources at various institutions, under a common management board) in the installation, publication and reporting of policy, availability and accountancy software; and with the wider GridPP and Worldwide LHC Computing Grid technical teams. Given the evolving nature of the distributed computing environment, independent research and development of emerging technologies is encouraged.

Experience with Linux or Unix operating systems, OO/C++ and similar programming languages, containerisation and Grid middleware would be highly desirable.

The Physics Department ( is highly ranked in UK league tables, nearly a half of its academic staff are involved in STFC-funded research (experimental and theoretical particle physics, accelerator science and cosmology; but also quantum technologies for fundamental physics). 

The jobs will involve travel (funded under the project) to local, national and occasional international meetings and workshops. Due to COVID-19 restrictions remote working is encouraged and supported.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Roger Jones ( and Dr. Peter Love 

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 28 February 2023. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.     

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