Faculty of Science and Engineering
School of Physical Sciences
Department of Physics
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics (Alice/HC)
£34,188 - £39,610 pa
As one of the UK's leading centres for Physics research, we are seeking to appoint an individual to work in the Hadron Physics Group on its STFC-funded research programme with the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collidor (LHC) at CERN, Geneva. The group's primary interest is in the properties and structure of "hot QCD" as manifest in the high-energy collisions of heavy ions, and in particular therefore in the production of charm and beauty quark matter in such interactions by means of measurements of charm and beauty hadrons. The group (together with STFC Daresbury Laboratory) are also a major contributor to the substantial upgrade of the Silicon Inner Tracking System (ITS) of the ALICE experiment, with responsibility for the construction of a substantial fraction of the modules and staves for the ITS Outer Barrel, due to complete this year (2019).
Applicants are required to have a PhD (or to be about to submit a PhD thesis) in nuclear or particle physics, with research experience in high-energy interactions. The appointee will work with the group developing h(er)is physics programme with analysis of ALICE LHC Run 2 data, primarily those from the 2018 Pb-Pb data-taking, as well as participating in the group's work as it completes the commissioning of the ALICE ITS upgrade at CERN and in preparations for first data taking at the start of Run 3 at the LHC. They will work closely with collaborators from UK and overseas institutions and need to be willing to travel. The salary will be determined depending on experience and qualification. The post is available from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021.
Job Ref: 011612/BREC Closing Date: 25 May 2019
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