Senior Lecturer in Physics
University of Manchester Science and Engineering
United Kingdom

Job reference: SAE-024725
Salary: £57,696 to £68,857 per annum according to experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 30/04/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

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Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Particle Physics on the LHCb experiment. Senior Lecturer is a permanent academic staff member equivalent to associate professor in the US naming convention.

We are seeking to appoint a particle physicist with an international reputation and strong-track record for leadership, research and publications. You are invited to bring and lead your own established and distinctive research programme with a primary LHCb related focus. The group is amongst the largest on LHCb and is currently active in multiple physics working groups, on the VELO Upgrade I and the real time analysis project.  The group expects to make a major contribution to the construction of the LHCb Upgrade II Mighty Tracker CMOS detector.

At Manchester, you will join the Particle Physics Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In addition to our activities on LHCb, the group plays a major role in international experiments at the Energy Frontier (ATLAS, FCC, FASER), in Flavour Physics (BES-III, g-2, Mu2e), in Neutrino Physics (DUNE, MicroBooNE, SBND, SuperNemo, NEXT), and in direct Dark Matter detection (DarkSide-50, DarkSide-20k). In each of these areas, we are fully involved in the experiments, from design and construction, through data acquisition and operation, to detector performance and physics exploitation. We also play a leading role in the proposed upgrades to each of the experiments. The theoretical side of the group has an international reputation for its work on phenomenology at high-energy colliders, in Quantum Chromodynamics, neutrino and Higgs Physics, CP violation, supersymmetry and string phenomenology, and in the physics of the early Universe.

Along with your application, you should submit a single file containing your CV, list of publications, a research statement (max 2 pages), a teaching statement (max 1 page) and the names of three references.

What can you expect in return

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status. Appointment will be made on merit and equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the Recruiting Manager and panel.

We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date. If you have not been contracted by then you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Chris Parkes, Dr. Conor Fitzpatrick


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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