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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Postdoctoral Research Assistant - ATLAS experiment
Location:Oxford U.
Contact:Sue Geddes
Closing Date:2020-11-27

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - ATLAS experiment
Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics.
The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.
The place of work will be at the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, or at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
This project will test standard model predictions and provide new probes for exotic physics in tau lepton pair-production at the LHC.
The successful candidate will initiate a differential measurement of tau lepton pair-production and contribute to the collection and reconstruction of ATLAS data.
This will involve adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques; collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters; represent the research group at external meetings & seminars, either with other members of the group or alone; managing their own academic research and administrative activities; and carrying out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.
Applicants should hold, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate (DPhil or PhD) in in experimental particle physics or related field, and ideally have a strong background in tau lepton physics.
Previous experience with the ATLAS or CMS experiments will be an advantage.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work in a team.
The post may be based in Oxford or CERN, with visits to the other site when necessary. When based in Oxford, the post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Informal enquiries about this post may be made to: Professor Chris Hays, chris.hays@physics.ox.ac.uk.
Only applications received promptly by 12:00 noon UK time on 27 November 2020 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.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk.
Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

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