Research Fellow in Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay and LEGEND




University Coll. London


David Waters

Closing Date:


Deadline: August 28th, 2022


The UCL High Energy Physics (HEP) Group has an immediate opening for an outstanding PhD physicist to work on the LEGEND neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment.

The post-holder will take responsibility for the data taking and data-reduction pipeline for the LEGEND-200 experiment, which is about to start data-taking, and then lead and coordinate the development of the first background model and physics analysis. They will also develop new detector technologies for the next phases of LEGEND, i.e. LEGEND-1000.

This position is funded for 2 years and 1 month in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in physics. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of particle-physics experimentation and data-analysis is essential. Computing, coding and modelling experience is also required. Specific knowledge of neutrinoless double-beta decay, low-background techniques and germanium detector technology are all preferred.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £32,217 - £33,958 per annum), inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Lucy Keepking (lucy.keepking@ucl.ac.uk). Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof. David Waters (d.waters@ucl.ac.uk), Dr. Matteo Agostini (matteo.agostini@ucl.ac.uk) and Prof. Ruben Saakyan (r.saakyan@ucl.ac.uk).

Contact: David Waters

Letters of Reference should be sent to: d.waters@ucl.ac.uk