Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Particle Physics




Oxford U.


Mrs Sue Geddes

Closing Date:


Deadline: August 31st, 2022


Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Particle

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years, with a possibility of renewal.

This project will focus on the exploration of the multi-Higgs sector at the ATLAS experiment using the existing LHC Run 2 and upcoming Run 3 data. The postholder will be joining one of the largest and most prominent groups on the ATLAS experiment. We also play a major role in the construction of the new silicon tracker (ITK) for the HL-LHC.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in one or more of the Exotics physics analyses in which the Oxford group is focussed. The successful candidate will show a definite interest in this area. They will participate in the supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will be also expected to take on teaching duties of students at Lady Margaret Hall, one of Oxford’s 39 colleges.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in physics or a related field, and ideally have a strong background in data analysis.

Previous experience in Higgs Physics or multi-Higgs analyses will be an advantage, but is not required. An interest in working on multi-Higgs analyses is necessary. Previous experience with flavour-tagging, Jet software, or software triggers involving flavour taggingor Jets and Missing Energy, will also be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to be confident in programming in C++ and Python and demonstrate excellent communication skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to motivate and guide the work of others, able to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team, and should demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills.

The post will be mainly based in Oxford but with opportunities to spend significant amounts of time at CERN outside of the normal University terms (three 8-week terms per year). In Oxford, teaching duties of 3 hours per week during University term will be required in association with Lady Margaret Hall.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Todd Huffman, todd.huffman@physics.ox.ac.uk and Daniela Bortoletto, daniela.bortoletto@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received promptly by 12:00 noon UK time on 31 August 2022 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 by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Vacancy ID : 158901
Contact Person : Mrs Sue Geddes
Contact Phone : 01865 273353 C
Closing Date & Time :31-Aug-2022 12:00 noon
Salary (£) : £33,309-£40,927 per annum

Contact: Mrs Sue Geddes

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