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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Elementary Particle Physics - LHCb group
Position:Postdoc
Location:Warwick U.
Contact:Mika Vesterinen
Closing Date:2020-11-29

Job Description:

The Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) Group at the University of Warwick seeks to appoint an outstanding Research Fellow to work within the recently established ERC funded SPEAR project.

The goals of SPEAR are precision measurements of the production and properties of W and Z bosons using Run-II and Run-III LHCb data. The successful candidate will take a prominent role in SPEAR. You will join the EPP Group’s activity in the LHCb collaboration, and will contribute to both physics analysis and to software development. You should have, or should be about to obtain, a PhD in experimental particle physics or another relevant subject. You will have a good grounding in and general knowledge of particle physics. Experience of modern data analysis techniques for particle physics experiments and ability to work with modern programming languages such as C++ and Python are required. You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

The post will be for an initial fixed term of three years with possibility of extension thereafter. The post is foreseen to be based in Warwick with travel as necessary, and with the possibility of long-term attachment at CERN where appropriate. If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

Interested candidates are encouraged to direct informal inquiries to Dr Mika Vesterinen (Mika.Vesterinen@warwick.ac.uk) and Professor Tim Gershon (t.j.gershon@warwick.ac.uk).

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