Research Associate in High Energy Physics (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
April 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605- £33,966
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Research Associate in High Energy Physics (Fixed Term)

The High Energy Physics group at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint an outstanding researcher to join its effort on the LHCb experiment. One full- time-equivalent position is envisaged to work on physics analysis of charmless B decays as part of the ERC-funded KstarKstar project, led by Dr. Matt Kenzie.

The successful candidates will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Particles Physics (or a closely related area) with a proven track record in scientific investigation from the conception stage through to publication, with clearly defined individual contributions as demonstrated by publications in major journals. They will have a strong background in data analysis techniques and algorithms in experimental particle physics and experience in computing and advanced programming in C++ or Python. They will also show evidence of ability to identify new research opportunities or develop new techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in leadership (or evidence of future leadership potential), experience in taking initiative and/or developing own ideas independently, and experience of working in an international collaborative environment.

The candidates will also have demonstrated the ability to write reports, present results and contribute to academic papers, as well as to work efficiently as part of a team.

The post holders will be located at the Department of Physics Cavendish Laboratory JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK, with the possibility of both long-term-attachment and shorter travel to CERN where appropriate.

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. In this case, appointment would be at the level of Research Assistant, Grade 5 (point 38). On receipt of PhD award, the appointee would move to Grade 7, Research Associate (point 41).

Ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

Please submit the names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of reference to support your application.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Matt Kenzie ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact PHY Rutherford HR [email protected].

Please quote reference KA40915 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Physics, West Cambridge


    £29,605- £33,966 or £36,024- £44,263






    15 March 2024

    Closing date

    15 April 2024

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