Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics

University of Sussex School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics 

School/department:  School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 12 months 
Reference: 5864
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  11 May 2021
Closing date:  10 June 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Interviews are expected to be held in the week of 21 – 25 June 2021
Expected start date: 1 July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint a talented and creative researcher, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme on Experimental Particle Physics. The post focuses on Technology R&D for Particle Physics as part of the SWIFT-HEP project. The successful candidate will be expected to work on the development and benchmarking of High Level Synthesis FPGA algorithms for real-time Particle Physics applications, where the group has significant institutional commitments.  

The post is funded for 12 months. Candidates are expected to hold, or be close to obtaining, a doctorate in experimental particle physics and to have a demonstrated track record of internationally recognised research at a large-scale collider experiment.

Please contact Professor Alessandro Cerri, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5864 [PDF 172.69KB]

How to apply

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