Rokos-Clarendon Associate Professor of Experimental Neutrino Physics




Oxford University, Particle Physics


Sue Geddes

Closing Date:


Deadline: October 11th, 2021


Rokos-Clarendon Associate Professor of Experimental Neutrino Physics
Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH.
From £48,114 per annum
The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Particle Physics with effect from January
2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Pembroke College,
under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,114 to
£64,605 per annum plus substantial additional benefits including a College housing allowance of £9,750 p.a., access to a housing
loan scheme, a tutor’s allowance of £2,080 and a private healthcare scheme. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon
award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.
The Associate Professor will join a vibrant community of particle physicists addressing the most significant issues in
understanding the fundamental laws of nature in and beyond the Standard Model. These challenges include the nature of dark
matter and dark energy, the origin of the generations and matter anti-matter asymmetry in the universe, and the stability of
mass hierarchies. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit a particle physicist who would join our renowned neutrino physics
programme spanning long baseline accelerator neutrinos at DUNE in the US and T2K, SuperK and HyperK in Japan, and
neutrinoless double-beta decay at SNO+. The successful candidate would also be expected to take a leading role in the design
and construction of the next generation of neutrino experiments. The post-holder will work closely with other particle theorists
and experimentalists in the department who are involved in many of the leading experimental collaborations. During the first five
years of the post, there is the possibility of a partial secondment of the University component of the post to the Particle Physics
Department (PPD) at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record
of high-quality creative research in neutrino physics at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate
and graduate level. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental
challenges in our understanding of the laws of nature, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in
administration and governance of Pembroke College and the Physics Department.
Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be
made to Professors David Wark (dave.wark@physics.ox.ac.uk), Steve Biller (steven.biller@physics.ox.ac.uk), Giles Barr
(giles.barr@physics.ox.ac.uk) and Daniela Bortoletto (daniela.bortoletto@physics.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the college side of
the appointment should be addressed to Pembroke Academic Office (academichr@pmb.ox.ac.uk). Professor Dave Newbold
(dave.newbold@stfc.ac.uk) can provide information about the PPD secondment.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday, 11 October 2021. Please quote departmental reference 152143
on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline to
sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk. The interviews will take place the week of 6 December 2021 with an offer made soon after.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in
academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Contact: Sue Geddes

Letters of Reference should be sent to: sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk