Postdoctoral Research Assistant - T2K Experiment

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Дедлайн: 10.06.2019



Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. 
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics to work on the T2K experiment. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

T2K is the leading long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Using a beam of neutrino and anti-neutrinos, it is measuring the neutrino oscillation parameters with unprecedented precision. One of its main aims is to constrain the CP violating phase and understand the neutrino interaction dynamics. The Oxford Group is heavily involved in the near detector DAQ and online monitoring systems and providing operational support at the near detector in Tokai. We are currently working on measuring neutrino cross sections using the near detector and the oscillation analysis. The group is also involved in the SK and future HyperK experiments and opportunities in these areas may also arise.

Candidates will participate in the T2K physics analysis and detector operations and maintenance including shifts in Japan. They will participate in the supervision of graduate students and the preparation of scientific reports and articles. Additionally they will be required to collaborate with international partners and present scientific findings. They are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work independently as well as in a team.

The normal place of work will be in Oxford, but some travel and work away from Oxford may be required, normally not more than a total of 16 weeks in any one year.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in particle physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in data analysis and ideally also in building or maintaining hardware for particle physics experiments.

Previous experience in measuring neutrino cross sections or oscillations will be an advantage.

When based in Oxford, teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professors Giles Barr ( ) or Alfons Weber ( ).

Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a curriculum vita, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 10 June 2019 can be considered.