Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Particle Physics
Queen Mary University of London, Department of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom

Post Information and Requirements
The Particle Physics Research Centre has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on ATLAS Inner Tracker (ITk) R&D and construction. The ITk is a large silicon detector to be constructed for the HL-LHC due and is due to commence operation in the middle of the next decade. The goal of this post is to contribute to the construction of the ITk so that the upgraded ATLAS experiment at the HL-LHC can continue to search for signs of new physics and perform precision measurements of particles, including the Higgs boson.

The successful applicant is expected to make significant personal contributions to the ITk programme as well as sharing responsibilities in aspects of strip sensor testing and QA/QC of the local support structures for the silicon strip detector.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD (or equivalent qualification/experience) in experimental particle physics or similar field and are expected to have experience from active participation in test-beam, detector operations or construction work for a particle or nuclear physics experiment. The post will be located at QMUL’s Mile End Campus in London but will require travel to CERN and other locations in the UK during the construction period in order for the ITk to be assembled.

The post is full time. It is funded for 3 years by the STFC ATLAS Upgrade project grant with the potential for extension beyond this date for commissioning of the ITk. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 - £39,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Additional Information
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

General enquiries about the PPRC and informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to the PPRC/ATLAS ITk Group Leader, Dr Adrian Bevan at, stating the position code ITk-PDRA.

General information about the Particle Physics Research Centre at Further details and an application form can be found at

To apply, please click on the apply button. Enquiries on the application procedures can be addressed to Ms. J. Vaca Ortiz

The closing date for applications is 9th September 2019.

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