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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics - QMUL8340

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £32,052 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL8340
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 07-Apr-2016
Closing date: 13-May-2016

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The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London has two junior vacancies for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work within the T2K and Hyper-Kamiokande  experiments.


The Queen Mary group is involved in many aspects of these experiments from R&D to software/computing.


The successful applicants will be expected to take a leading role in the analysis in T2K and make significant contributions to the design of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. The group has also started to work on Super-Kamiokande to which we encourage contributions.


Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics and with at least two years active participation in a particle physics experiment. Hardware skills and good knowledge of C++ are highly desirable. The post will be located at Queen Mary in London but may require periods at the experimental facilities at J-PARC and Kamioka in Japan for meetings and hardware-related activities.


The post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment from an expected start date of 1st September 2016 up to September 2019, with possible extention. Starting salary will be £32,052 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.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Francesca Di Lodovico at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6061.


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The closing date for applications is May 13 2016. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.



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