Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics

The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work within the Hyper-Kamiokande group on the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. It is expected that the Postdoctoral Research Associate may also contribute to the current Super-Kamiokande experiment.
The Queen Mary group is involved in many aspects of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment design from R&D to software/computing and physics.
The successful applicant will be expected to make significant personal contributions to the Hyper-Kamiokande design, including both working on the far detector and the design of the near detector. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the design of the experiment.
Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics and have substantial experience of active participation in a leading 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 significant periods at the experimental facilities at J-PARC and Kamioka in Japan for meetings and hardware-related activities.
The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment from an expected start date of 1st June 2015 up to September 2017, with possible extension. Starting salary will be £31,735 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
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 23 April 2015. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.