Postdoctoral Research Associate – ATLAS

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to invite applications for two postdoctoral candidates to join our expanding efforts in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. You will make substantial contributions to our physics programme using Higgs boson signatures or exotic final states.  You will perform key development work in either ATLAS Simulation or Trigger.

Our group has strategic leadership roles in both physics analysis and operations. We make precision measurements in both Higgs and Top physics, and search for potential new particles and forces including SUSY, dark matter, long-lived particles (including a dedicated ERC funded effort on third generation LLPs), and new gauge particles. We have major roles in simulation and trigger.  For ATLAS upgrade, we have significant roles in Inner Tracker (ITk), including the layout, design and physics performance, as well as pixel services design and assembly, pixel module construction and testing. In addition, we have substantial contribution in software & computing for both simulation and trigger. The group is led by 5 academics and 3 senior researchers. In addition to 6 postdoctoral research associates, 12 PhD students, 2 engineers and 2 technicians.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Possess, or be about to obtain a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics
  • Proven track record of performing high quality research in experimental particle physics
  • Good working knowledge of Python and C++ programming languages
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a team while showing leadership and initiative

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Application Procedure

For further information and to apply visit the University of Edinburgh Job Vacancies page

All applicants should apply online submitting an up to date CV and details of two referees. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.


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