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23 Jan 2018

Research Associate - Theoretical High Energy Physics

The HEP group at UCL has an opening for a Research Associate position funded via a STFC grant "Standard Model Phenomenology".

The successful applicant would be expected to perform research on the phenomenology of QCD and electroweak physics with an emphasis on Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) and Monte Carlo generators and their implications and consequences for collider physics. In particular there will be the opportunity to study the PDFs for Standard Model and possibly Beyond the Standard Model physics at the LHC, to explore topics related to Monte Carlo generators and potentially to work on the interface of PDF and Monte Carlo generator physics. The applicant will be expected to complement the current expertise in these areas, but also to help expand the research of the group into related fields. The applicant would be expected to work with the other particle theory phenomenologists at UCL. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with the local experimental HEP group, which is strong in many areas of LHC physics, and has overlapping interests in PDFs and MC simulations. The applicant should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in phenomenological theoretical particle physics.

The position is funded for 2 years in the first instance, with possible extension to one more year.

Depending on experience the salary will be in the Grade 7 range: £34,635 - £38,581 per annum, inclusive of London allowance.

For further details about the vacancy and to apply online please go to this link. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Ms Khadija Bouzgan, k.bouzgan AT ucl.ac.uk, (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3943). Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Robert Thorne, robert.thorne AT ucl.ac.uk or Dr Keith Hamilton, keith.hamilton AT ucl.ac.uk. A more detailed job description and person specification is here.

Closing Date: 26th November 2017.