Post-doctoral Research Associate

London (Greater) (GB)
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on low-energy neutrino physics and neutrino-less double beta decay (0νββ) has arisen in the Department of Physics, King's College London.

We will welcome the successful candidate into the diverse Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (EPAP) Group, to undertake research investigations in collaboration with the members of the EPAP group and the SNO+ and LEGEND experimental collaborations.  We especially encourage applications from female and minority ethnic candidates and other groups who are under-represented in physics.

The main physics goal of the SNO+ experiment, located in SNOLAB, Ontario, Canada, is to search for the neutrino-less double beta decay of 130Tellurium but the low background, low energy threshold liquid scintillator detector allows many other physics analyses including reactor anti-neutrinos, solar neutrinos, and super-nova burst detection. The successful candidate will be supported to take a leading role in the mainstream SNO+ physics analyses, with specific responsibilities for components of the optical calibration, detector modelling and background characterisations. They will also support detector operations towards loading Tellurium into the detector.

There will be additional opportunities to further develop our low-energy neutrino research programme, through background screening and modelling activities for the future LEGEND experiment.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics and have substantial experience of active participation in a particle physics experiment. Hardware skills and good knowledge of C++ are highly desirable. The post will be located at Kings College London at the Strand Campus but will require periods at the experimental facilities at SNOLAB in Canada and Boulby underground laboratory in the UK for meetings and hardware-related activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until the 30th September 2025

This is a full-time post - 100% full-time equivalent

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