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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - LHCb

Particle Physics

The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is currently seeking a talented and highly qualified postdoctoral research assistant to work on the LHCb experiment on a 3-year fixed-term contract.

The postholder will join one of the most prominent University groups in the LHCb collaboration. Our effort is focused on, but not limited to, the exploration of the flavour sector via the study of heavy hadron decays. We have significant involvement in the RICH and Vertex Locator (VeLo) projects, their operation and upgrades, and maintain an important role in the PID calibration.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in the analysis of LHCb data from Run I and Run II. The candidate can expect to contribute to a variety of beauty and charm physics topics. The candidate will contribute to the operation of the VeLo and take a significant role in the monitoring and characterisation of that subdetector.

The contract will be fixed-term and available from 1 October 2015. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in particle physics. The post will be based in Oxford with the likelihood of an extended period at CERN to cover operational responsibilities. Teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a CV, a description of research experience and interests, and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: sue [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Neville [dot] Harnew [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk, Malcolm [dot] John [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk or Guy [dot] Wilkinson [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Applications are to be made online.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 18 August 2015 can be considered.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 18 August 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on FCC Energy Deposition Studies

Particle Physics

The John Adams Institute is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to work on optics and energy deposition studies of the interaction region of the Future Circular Collider. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in accelerator science or related fields and will have a proven record of high quality research, knowledge of particle optics design methods and codes, knowledge of energy deposition codes, excellent ability in programing languages and MatLab or similar tools.

The funding for this post is provided by EuroCirCol EU project. The appointment is full-time, fixed-term (2 year) contract with possibility for extension to third year depending on availability of funding. The position will be based in Oxford and may involve teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during the University term. Whilst the role is a Grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 6 (?27,057 - ?32,277 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to: andrei [dot] seryi [at] adams-institute [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload your curriculum vitae a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: sue [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications will be acknowledged but not the reference letters.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 4 September 2015 can be considered.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 4 September 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant to Work on FCC Optics Design

Particle Physics

The John Adams Institute is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to work on the optics design of the interaction region of the Future Circular Collider. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Accelerator Science or related fields and will have a proven record of high quality research, knowledge of advanced particle optics design methods and optics design codes, excellent ability in programing languages and MatLab or similar tools.

The funding for this post is provided by EuroCirCol EU project. The appointment is full-time, fixed-term (2 year) contract with possibility of extension to third year depending on availability of funding. The position will be based in Oxford and may involve teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during the University term. Whilst the role is a Grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 6 (?27,057- ?32,277 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to: Andrei [dot] Seryi [at] adams-institute [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload your curriculum vitae, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: sue [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications will be acknowledged but not the reference letters.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 4 September 2015 can be considered.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 4 September 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

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