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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)


The High Energy Physics Research Group of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a Research Associate/Assistant to work on the LHCb experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The successful candidate will join the High Energy Physics Research Group, led by Professor Valerie Gibson. The group's research focuses on the analysis of LHCb data; the maintenance, operation and software for the LHCb Ring-Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detectors; and preparations for the upgrade(s) of the LHCb RICH system.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in experimental particle physics. The post-holder will be expected to make leading contributions to LHCb physics analyses and to take on responsibilities for the Cambridge contributions to the LHCb RICH system. Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD).

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and interviews conducted within a period of three weeks from the closing date. The candidate would ideally start as soon as possible after 01/10/2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

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Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded). The research assistant salary (grade 5) falls within the range £26,243 to £30,395. The research associate (grade 7) salary falls within the range £32,236 to £39,609.

Informal enquiries can be addressed via email to the Head of High Energy Physics, Professor Valerie Gibson (email gibson@hep.phy.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference KA19879 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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