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Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ATLAS experiment

Particle Physics

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

The postholder will be joining one of the largest and most prominent groups on the ATLAS experiment. Our effort is broadly focused on searches for new physics and the exploration of the Higgs sector at the ATLAS experiment using the upcoming LHC Run 2 data. We are also leaders in the design, research, and development of the new silicon tracker (ITK) for the HL-LHC.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in ATLAS data analysis and contribute to the operation of ATLAS.

The contract will be available from 1 April 2016. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Particle Physics. The post will be based in Geneva, Switzerland or in Oxford according to the preference of the successful candidate. When based in Oxford, teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Only applications received by 12:00 noon UK time on 7 March 2016 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. 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 are acknowledged but not reference letters. Informal enquiries about these posts may be made to Prof A. Barr alan [dot] barr [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.
The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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

Application Deadline: 7 March 2016 by 12:00 midday


 

Post-doctoral Research Assistant - Facility for the characterization of future tracking detector structures

Particle Physics

Grade 7: 30,738 - 37,768 p.a.

The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is seeking an outstanding research assistant with a flair for interdisciplinary research in the fields of mechanical composite engineering, precision testing and fundamental physics. The successful applicant will co-lead the development and operation of an international facility for the thermo-mechanical characterization of future particle physics tracking detectors currently under development at Oxford University. The post-holder will improve techniques for thermo-mechanical loading, precision metrology and vibration and temperature sensing; model the mechanical and thermal behaviour of structures under test and support the facilities? users. The candidate will also publish his research work into top journals. The work is based in Oxford but may require travel to conferences and user?s home institutions.

The contract will be fixed-term for 2 years. The contract is intended to start in May 2016.

The successful candidate will have a degree in physics, mechanical engineering or related field and a PhD or equivalent postgraduate experience in particle physics instrumentation or design and characterization of advance mechanical (composite) structures. The candidate will be an excellent communicator and able to grasp complex user needs efficiently. Experience with standard CAD and FEA software and familiarity with LabView and high level computing languages for data analysis will be beneficial.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

Only applications received promptly by 12:00 noon UK time on 14 March, 2016 can be considered. 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 [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 Georg Viehhauser Georg [dot] Viehhauser [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk or Armin Reichold Armin [dot] Reichold [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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

Application Deadline: 14 March 2016 by 12:00 midday


 

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