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29 Feb 2024

Research Associate - Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Hep group at UCL has an opening for a Research Assistant position funded via a STFC grant "Standard Model Phenomenology”, starting on 1st October 2022 or soon after.

The successful applicant would be expected to perform research on the phenomenology of QCD and electroweak physics with particular reference to Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) and consequences for collider physics. In particular there will be the opportunity to study the PDFs for Standard Model physics at the LHC. The applicant will be expected to complement the current expertise in this area and to help enable progress of the MSHT parton distribution functions. 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. The applicant should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in phenomenological theoretical particle physics.

The position is funded for 1 year in the first instance..

Depending on experience the salary will be in the Grade 7 range: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum, inclusive of London allowance. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD or having equivalent experience of software development in a professional environment; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £32,217 - £33,958 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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 Lucy Keepking, lucy.keepking@ucl.ac.uk Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Robert Thorne, Robert.thorne@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7030). A more detailed job description and person specification is here.

Closing Date: 5th August 2022.