Research Associate in High Energy Physics
The High Energy Physics Group at Imperial College London invites applications for a Research Associate position to work on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) in the USA. The research programme will be focussed on development of data acquisition systems for the DUNE detectors, as well as near detector R&D and physics studies. The research programme will be conducted in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College, at Fermilab and...
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- Reference NAT00575
- Date posted 28 October 2019
- Closing date 27 November 2019
The High Energy Physics Group at Imperial College London invites applications for a Research Associate position to work on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) in the USA. The research programme will be focussed on development of data acquisition systems for the DUNE detectors, as well as near detector R&D and physics studies. The research programme will be conducted in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College, at Fermilab and SURF, at CERN, and at collaborating UK institutes.
Duties and responsibilities
The Imperial DUNE group has responsibilities in the software and firmware development for the DUNE liquid argon far detectors, as well as long standing interests in high pressure gas TPCs. You will work on the design, development and testing of these systems.
You will hold a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.
You must have the following essential criteria:
- Experience of software development and use
- Experience in leadership or evidence of future leadership potential
- A strong research record with clearly-defined individual contributions
- Experience in taking initiative and/or developing own ideas independently
In addition it would be desirable if you had:
- Experience with hardware and/or detector operations in a HEP environment
- Experience of operating hardware based on state-of-the-art FPGAs in prototype systems
- Experience of firmware development and use
- Experience of working on the design and construction of HEP detectors
- Experience of working in an internationally collaborative environment
- A strong track record with clearly defined individual contributions
- Familiarity with data analysis techniques, including Monte Carlo techniques and statistical analysis
- Familiarity with machine learning techniques
This is a fixed term position available immediately for two years in the first instance.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.
The Imperial College High Energy Physics Group has a strong ongoing experimental programme encompassing the CMS and LHCb experiments at the LHC; the T2K, Super-Kamiokande and future Hyper-Kamiokande experiments in Japan; the search for sterile neutrinos with SoLid in Belgium; the future neutrino oscillation experiment DUNE at Fermilab and SURF in the USA; the search for dark matter with the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment in the USA; the search for charged lepton flavour violation with COMET in Japan; the MICE experiment in the UK; and SHiP and SuperNEMO activities and the development of future experiments. There are also significant accelerator, phenomenology and Grid computing programmes.
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