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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Linear Collider Beam Delivery Systems (FONT) (2 posts)

Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Linear Collider Beam Delivery Systems (FONT) (2 posts)

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Grade 7: 29,837 - 36,661 p.a.

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science at the University of Oxford is seeking two highly qualified postdoctoral research assistants to be based in Oxford for work on development of beam delivery systems, and related beam dynamics, instrumentation, feedback and control systems, for application to future electron-positron colliders.

The John Adams Institute is one of the world leading centres in the area of beam delivery systems for future colliders. We contribute to the international design efforts on CLIC and ILC, and in particular to the design of very fast beam-based feedback, feed-forward and instrumentation/control systems via the Feedback On Nanosecond Timescales (FONT) project. The successful candidates will be involved in the design, development, deployment and operation of beam delivery and related systems, including the opportunity for periods of research at international beam test facilities.

The successful candidates will be employed by the University of Oxford full time for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

The successful candidates will hold a PhD in accelerator physics or a related field. Teaching duties up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Philip Burrows p [dot] burrows [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, 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 Geddes (see below) by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 1 October 2014 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 1 October 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the LHCb Experiment

Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the LHCb Experiment

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral research assistant to work on the LHCb experiment.

The postholder will join the Oxford LHCb group and play a leading role in the preparation and execution of Central Exclusive Production (CEP) and other diffractive physics measurements exploiting data from LHC run 2. These analyses probe an important sector of QCD and also provide an ideal laboratory for spectroscopy studies, both of conventional and exotic states. The postholder will devise a trigger strategy for the coming run and will also commission and exploit first data from a new system of forward scintillator detectors, deployed in the LHC tunnel to distinguish between various classes of pp interaction. He/she will benefit from the unique capabilities of the LHCb experiment in this rich and exciting field.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in experimental physics.

This post is full-time, fixed-term for 3 years and will be based at CERN, Geneva.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, 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 s [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professor Guy Wilkinson: g [dot] wilkinson [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 6 October 2014 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 6 October 2014


 

Senior Research Computing Associate

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

We are looking for a full-time Senior Research Computing Associate in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group within the Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP).

This post is available as soon as possible until 31st March 2017. There may be possibilities to extend beyond this.

The position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through an Advanced Investigator award to Professor Tim Palmer, to advance the science leading to the development of a prototype probabilistic Earth System Model.

The successful applicants work will build on developments in stochastic parametrisation and inexact computing using the ECMWF IFS weather forecast model and the EC-Earth climate model.

The successful applicant is expected to work closely with Professor Palmer and his team providing technical support where needed.

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree in meteorology, computing science or a related field and a strong numerical modelling background.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Professor Tim Palmer

(T [dot] N [dot] Palmer [at] atm [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Only applications received before midday on Wednesday 8th October 2014 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:

University jobs website

Only applications received before midday on Monday 8th October 2014 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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

Application Deadline: 8 October 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optical Simulation of Coherent Energy Transport

Atomic and Laser Physics

The post is available immediately, for a fixed-term until 30 April 2016, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months.

This project is focussed on the exploration of noise-assisted energy transport in quantum networks, and related phenomena, via the construction of an optical simulator based on a network of coupled optical cavities.
The successful candidate will design and build experiments; write up and publish the results, working with and providing supervisory support to a PhD student working on the project.
The project will provide the post-holder with an excellent springboard for a career in the rapidly evolving field of large-scale quantum networking and quantum bio-mimetics.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, optics, or a related field and ideally a strong background in quantum optics or integrated optics. Previous experience in the fields of quantum enhanced energy transport, optical networking or quantum walks will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of the experimental implementation of optical cavities, and to possess a strong research track record in quantum optics, integrated optics, non-linear optics or ultrafast optics.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Josh Nunn
(j [dot] nunn1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:
University jobs website
Only applications received before midday 17 October 2014 can be considered.
You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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

Application Deadline: 17 October 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on Plasma Acceleration Light Source Development

Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on Plasma Acceleration Light Source Development

Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, the Department of Physics at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), and the Department of Physics of the Imperial College London is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral research assistant to work in Oxford on research and development of compact light sources driven by laser-accelerated beams as well as on development of novel light sources enables by plasma-modulated beams.

The John Adams Institute, one of the world leading centres in accelerator physics, is focusing on the areas of synergy between the physics of lasers, plasmas, and accelerators with the objective of developing novel advanced compact light sources and FELs. The successful candidate will be involved in development of light sources driven by laser-accelerated beams via analytical studies, simulation, and experimental research.

The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Oxford for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in accelerator physics, laser or plasma physics, or a related field.

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. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: s [dot] geddes1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

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

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 17 October 2014 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 17 October 2014


 

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