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Postdoctoral Research Assistant to Develop and Operate a Facility for the Characterisation of Future Tracking Detector Structures

Particle Physics

Particle Physics, 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 qualified research assistant to work on the development and operation of a facility for the thermo-mechanical characterisation of future tracking detector structures. This facility is a major element in Work Package 9 the AIDA 2020 project. The successful candidate will develop and optimise technologies for the facility, develop numerical and analytic models of the mechanical and thermal behaviour of structures under test and interact with and support the international users of the facility. The work is based in Oxford.

The contract will be fixed-term for 2 years. The intended start date for this contract is February 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 characterisation of composite structures. Experience with standard CAD and FEA software and familiarity with LabView and high level computing languages for data analysis will be beneficial.

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 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 this post may be made to Georg Viehhauser (georg [dot] viehhauser [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk or armin [dot] reichold [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 14 December, 2015 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 14 December 2015 by 12:00 midday


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