Postdoctoral Research Assistant 2 for the LZ Experiment

University of Oxford
June 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024- £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed-term duration
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant 2 for the LZ Experiment

Denys Wilkinson Building Oxford / CERN



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Grade 7: £36,024- £44,263per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in on the LZ experiment.

A full-time post is available for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with an opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The place of work will be at the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, or at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

The LZ experiment is a world leading dark matter search utilizing a liquid xenon time projection chamber to search for particle dark matter. Operating since 2021, we continue data-taking and analysis in search for dark matter and other new physics signals.

The successful candidates will analyse data from the LZ experiment, aiding in the implementation of new physics searches, data set curation, and the statistical evaluation software used for limit setting or discovery. They will contribute to LZ operations and performance optimization.

This will involve adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques; contributing ideas for new research projects; collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters; represent the research group at external meetings & seminars, either with other members of the group or alone; managing their own academic research and administrative activities; and carrying out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.

Applicants should hold, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate (DPhil or PhD) in experimental particle physics or related field and ideally have a strong background in analysis and software development.

Previous experience with analysis of large data sets and statistical package usage will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work in a team.

Teaching duties of up to three hours per week during University term time may be required.

Only applications received promptly by 12:00 UK time on 18th June 2024 can be considered. Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vitae, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : Recruitment Vacancy ID : 172521 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 18-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024- £44,263 per annum

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