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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Particle Physics - QMUL21156

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £31,613 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21156
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 09-Jan-2020
Closing date: 08-Feb-2020

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Post Information and Requirements

The PPRC has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ATLAS Inner Tracker (ITk) construction.  The ITk is a large silicon detector under design, to be constructed as a replacement of the Inner Detector system for the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) due to commence operation in the middle of the next decade. This consists of silicon pixel and microstrip detector sub-systems. 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 will be 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. The successful applicant will be heavily involved in the ITk construction, in particular assessment of the suitability of sensors, components and support structures for use in the detector.

The post is full time, starting as soon as possible. It is funded for 3 years by the STFC ATLAS Upgrade project grant with the potential for extension beyond this date. Starting salary will depend on experience and be in the range £31,613 - £36,098 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.

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to 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 link below. Enquiries on the application procedures can be addressed to Ms. Srividhya Kulandaivelu

The closing date for applications is 08 February 2020.

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The School of Physics and Astronomy are proud to hold IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena SWAN silver status and have a number of supportive policies in place to facilitate a diverse and inclusive working environment within the school   The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups. 

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