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Lectureship in Experimental Particle Physics - QMUL8061

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £39,745 to £49,486 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL8061
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Mar-2016
Closing date: 02-May-2016

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Queen Mary University of London, is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Experimental Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter Physics.

Post Information and Requirements

The School is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics within the Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC). The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, consistent with their current career position, and be experienced in working in forefront international particle physics collaborations.

The main current activities of the PPRC are the operation and data analysis of the ATLAS, T2K and SNO+ experiments, and preparations for Hyper-Kamiokande and the ATLAS tracker and trigger upgrades.

The successful candidate will be expected to make major contributions to the activities of the ATLAS group, including upgrades.

The candidate will also contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching at undergraduate/graduate level, scholarship and administration within the School. Potential and/or ability to communicate science to non-specialist audiences and potential students in outreach work is expected. Potential or proven ability to secure research funding would be an advantage.

This position will provide the successful candidate with an exceptional opportunity to become part of a highly active Research Centre focused on fertile and vibrant areas of experimental particle physics. The lectureship is full-time and permanent. The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 1st October 2016. The salary range will be from £39,745 to £49,486 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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.

Application Process

To apply for this role, please click on the link below. You will be asked some initial application questions and will then be required to register with a username and password. Once registered, you will be directed to complete an online application form which will include sections on your personal details, employment history, qualifications and your skills and experience relevant to this position. Please ensure that you upload to your online application, a single pdf document which includes your CV, research statement and a list of publications. You will receive a confirmation email when you have successfully submitted your application. 

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview shortly thereafter. 

Enquiries about the application procedure may be addressed to Ms. J. Vaca Ortiz

General enquiries about PPRC should be addressed to the Director, Prof F. Di Lodovico at

Informal inquiries about the ATLAS effort should be addressed to Dr. Eram Rizvi at and about the ATLAS upgrade to Dr Adrian Bevan at

General information about the School can be found at and about the Particle Physics Research Centre at

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 May 2016.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


The School of Physics and Astronomy are proud to hold IoP JUNO Champion status.

The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is actively working towards the Silver award.

As part of the School¹s Participation in the JUNO programme, we strongly encourage applications from women.



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