Research Fellow on DUNE and NOvA Neutrino Experiments




Sussex U.


Jeff Hartnell

Closing Date:


Deadline: October 18th, 2021


Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics Ref 6696

Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2023
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time

Closing date: 18 October 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 November 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from talented and creative scientists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Experimental Particle Physics on the DUNE and NOvA neutrino experiments.

On DUNE you will join the team working on software development for the DAQ, including a focus on the physics performance of the trigger. Experience with detector trigger systems from any experiment would be welcome.

On NOvA you will have the opportunity to work towards answering the question of the neutrino mass hierarchy and to develop the search for leptonic CP violation. The group plays leading roles in both the 3-flavour oscillation analysis and the joint analysis with T2K. Across NOvA, reconstruction, machine learning and calibration are areas of specific interest.

The Sussex group has a long history of neutrino research and a number of senior leadership roles internationally, including overall physics analysis coordination for NOvA.

The UK government is contributing £65 million in construction funding for the DUNE project through to 2026, including more than £10 million for the DAQ which is jointly led in the UK by Sussex. Initially for 2 years, this is a post that has the potential for seeing the DUNE project right through construction, into data taking and physics exploitation.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Simon Peeters (s.j.m.peeters@sussex.ac.uk) or Prof. Jeff Hartnell (j.j.hartnell@sussex.ac.uk).

Contact: Jeff Hartnell

Letters of Reference should be sent to: j.j.hartnell@sussex.ac.uk