Postdoctoral Research Associate in Particle Physics Grade 7 University of Liverpool ,Faculty of Science and Engineering: School of Physical Sciences: Department of Physics United Kingdom

The University of Liverpool Particle Physics group is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ATLAS experiment. The successful candidate will work closely with the Liverpool ATLAS Higgs group, taking a leading role in the data analysis focused on one or more of the Higgs areas in which the group is active, including measurements of the SM Higgs boson properties, searches for anomalous Higgs decays and searches for extended Higgs sectors or dark sectors and searches for rare/exotics decay modes. During LHC Run 3 operation, the candidate will also contribute to the development and maintenance of the online DAQ software for the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker (SCT).

Candidates must have a PhD in particle physics and experience in programming with C++ and python. The appointed candidate will have excellent communication skills and a good track record on independent particle physics analyses at the LHC. Experience in software development or expert support roles for detector operation in previous positions is desirable. Experience of data analysis, specifically in ATLAS, is also desirable.

The normal place of work will be in Liverpool, but frequent travel, in particular to CERN, will be required. Key aspects of the role include:

  • To take a leading role in data analysis for Higgs physics;
  • To write papers and present work at international conferences;
  • To work as part of the ATLAS SCT group to ensure the continued successful operation of this subdetector;
  • To be an active member of the Liverpool ATLAS group and to work closely with PhD students in the group.

The post is available until 30 September 2022, with the possibility of an extension.

Closing Date: 8 August 2019


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