Research Associate on ATLAS experiment




Manchester U.


Alexander Oh

Closing Date:


Deadline: October 3rd, 2022


The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester will appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The Manchester ATLAS group consists of seven academic members of staff, 11 research staff and 17 PhD students. The group has a strong involvement in many areas of ATLAS physics analysis, including studies of Higgs boson interactions, measurements of high-energy electroweak processes (VBS/VBF, multiboson production), top quark physics, and searches for new phenomena (dark matter, violation of lepton universality). The group is also heavily involved in ATLAS detector operations and performance, with long-standing contributions to ATLAS trigger and data acquisition, combined performance (jet/b-jet/tau reconstruction), and the Phase-II detector and trigger upgrades.

The successful applicant will play a major role in developing new searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, either directly or via precision measurements of the electroweak/Higgs sectors. This includes the development of new analysis techniques. They will also contribute to the ongoing operation of the ATLAS experiment in the area of combined performance (jet/b-jet/tau reconstruction) or physics modelling/simulation. Opportunities will be available to get involved with the wider collider-physics community, in phenomenology studies relevant to HL-LHC and FCC.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in particle physics by the time of starting the position. The successful candidate will have experience in data analysis and one or more of the following areas of particle physics: event generator modelling, trigger, detector operations, or object reconstruction/performance. The appointment will be from 1st December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointments will end on 30th September 2025. The successful candidates will be based in Manchester and will make frequent visits to CERN.

Contact: Alexander Oh

Letters of Reference should be sent to: alexander.oh@manchester.ac.uk