Research Associate in the ATLAS Research Group

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 to £37,460 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
14 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Physics

Location: Egham
Salary: £36,438 to £37,460 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 11 July 2022
Reference: 0622-237

Full-Time, Fixed Term (until 30 September 2025)

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the ATLAS group in the Department of Physics.

This is a post in the ATLAS group to work on the physics exploitation of the large ATLAS dataset. Involvement in performance studies of jets and other reconstructed objects will also be encouraged. The group has a long experience of involvement in ATLAS Trigger/DAQ activities. It currently leads several areas of detector operation and upgrades for the High-Luminosity LHC running period. These include trigger software, data-acquisition software and hardware. The group is involved in analyses of ATLAS data in the areas of top quark physics, Higgs physics and searches for exotic signals. Members of the ATLAS team are also world experts in statistical methods applied to particle physics and involved in diverse novel analysis techniques.

This post will involve working within the RHUL ATLAS team in one of the analysis areas listed above.  An important aim of this work is also to contribute to the development of novel statistical and machine learning methods applied to particle physics. The holder of this post will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the RHUL Centre for Particle Physics, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together with, and help supervise, PhD and Masters students.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics or a closely related area, as well as prior experience relevant to one or more of the following: (i) particle physics data analysis; (ii) particle physics software; (iii) advanced statistical methods.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham where the College is situated in a beautiful leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London.

This is a full-time post, available from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 37 months at Royal Holloway, University of London. It is expected that the ATLAS group will apply for an extension of this post for a further 36 months.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Veronique Boisvert at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted by email to Prof Boisvert before the closing date -

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.

Please quote the reference: 0622-237

Closing Date: 23:59, 11 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Physics within Royal Holloway, University of London.