Lecturer in Flavour Physics

Imperial College London

  • London & South East England
  • £50,681.00 - £65,620.00
  • Academic - faculty

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Lecturer in Flavour Physics
High Energy Physics Group, Department of Physics
South Kensington Campus
Salary range: £50,681 - £65,620 p.a.
Closing date: 13th December 2018
Interview dates: 28th and 29th January 2019
Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Flavour Physics, working in the High Energy Physics (HEPH) Group in the Department of Physics. We are seeking an outstanding candidate whose expertise will strengthen our LHCb group.
The High Energy Physics Group has a strong experimental programme in the flavour area. We have been actively involved in the LHCb experiment from its conception and one of the previous Spokespersons is a member of the Group. The Group is playing a leading role in exploring rare and semileptonic decays, where several anomalies with respect to Standard Model predictions are presently seen. In the short term, we expect the successful candidate to take an active role in LHCb data analysis in these or similar areas with the potential to observe beyond the Standard Model physics. In the longer term, the Group expects to have a major involvement in the LHCb Phase 2 upgrade and seeks a candidate also able to contribute to this effort.
The Group also has major involvement with the CMS experiment, the long-baseline neutrino experiments T2K, Hyper-K and DUNE, the SoLid sterile neutrino search experiment, the search for dark matter with the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment, the search for hidden sector particles with the SHiP experiment, and a search for charged lepton flavour violation with COMET. There are also significant detector development, accelerator, phenomenology and Grid computing programmes.  Further details can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/high-energy-physics  
You will manage your own innovative research programme of international quality aligned with the academic missions of the HEPH Group, Department of Physics and Imperial College London. The role will involve lecturing undergraduate and post-graduate courses, supervising research and PhD students. You will be expected to prepare and deliver lectures to classes of between 20 and 250 students, act as a personal tutor to provide pastoral support to undergraduates in addition to contributing to curriculum development work. You will also promote the reputation of the Department, and the College, through scientific meetings and other activities.
The essential criteria for this post are as follows:
  • A good undergraduate degree and a PhD in Physics, or an equivalent level of qualifications and/or experience in a related area.
  • A proven record of extracting and publishing innovative and internationally significant particle physics results.
  • An excellent record of research achievement.
  • A good understanding of the application of detector technologies to measurements in particle physics and the ability to contribute to new detector developments.
  • An awareness of key issues in flavour physics for both experiments and theory, and an ability to develop new measurements, techniques or experiments in response to these issues.
  • Evidence of leadership in an international collaboration and the vision and imagination to take forward research in the field.
  • Evidence of attracting research funding and/or bids for other financial support, or an equivalent measure of impact.
  • Evidence for the potential to raise external research funding from UK, EU and other sources to maintain and enhance the College's activities in High Energy Physics research.
  • Ability to establish a coherent research activity of your own, and the potential to achieve national and international eminence in your chosen field or an emerging international reputation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.
  • Evidence of a commitment to aspiring to excellence in all professional activities.
  • Experience of teaching effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
The post is available immediately and the starting date will be by negotiation.
Applications can be made online via our website. Please go to www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search for NAT00318.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Mitesh Patel, Head of the LHCb Group (email: mitesh.patel@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Paul Dauncey, Head of the High Energy Physics Group (email: p.dauncey@imperial.ac.uk), either directly or via the HEP administration office (tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7823, or e-mail: paula.brown@imperial.ac.uk).
Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Paula Brown, Section Administrator – paula.brown@imperial.ac.uk
For any technical queries during the application process please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk
The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.
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Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.
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