University of Sussex Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics 2017, UK

Publish Date: Sep 05, 2017

Deadline: Oct 03, 2017

Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme in collider physics. The position is to work primarily on the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades, with focus on the ATLAS trigger systems. The post-holder will also take a role in the group’s R&D activities, in view of future collider experiments, and contribute to impact-related activities stemming from ATLAS research (e.g., “big data” applications).

The post is funded as a core post on the group’s Consolidated Grant, awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The appointment is until 30 September 2019 initially, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

The Sussex ATLAS group, led by Prof. Antonella De Santo, counts five full-time academics, four other full-time post-doctoral researchers, and about ten PhD students. The group’s main technical responsibilities on ATLAS are on the High-Level Trigger and on future upgrades of the ATLAS trigger system. The group has a leading physics programme on ATLAS, with strong focus on new physics searches as well as on Standard Model physics analyses.

In addition to its involvement in ATLAS, the Sussex EPP group is renowned for its high-precision experimental tests of physics beyond the Standard Model, with focus on neutrinos and neutron EDM. Sussex is part of the SouthGrid Tier-2 and is one of the founding members of SEPnet.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics, or a closely related subject, and to have a strong track record of internationally recognised research at large-scale collider experiments. Informal enquiries about this position may be addressed to Prof. Antonella De Santo (

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A member of the research and analogous faculty, whose appointment is for a fixed term of one year or more, is initially appointed on probation for eight months, unless this condition is waived in the letter of appointment.


Members of staff may (except in exceptional circumstances) join the national Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) which is a contributory scheme. The University operates a salary exchange scheme for pension contributions.


The holiday entitlement is 30 working days a year (pro rata for part time staff) including days when the University operates a minimum service (at present 4 at Christmas, 2 at Easter), plus public/bank holidays, a total of 38 days a year (pro rata for part time staff).

Hours of work

A full-time member is expected to work for such reasonable periods as are necessary to carry out his or her duties. Hours of work are not specified, normal office hours are 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Overtime payments are not made.


The University operates leave schemes for maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and dependants, on compassionate grounds, sickness and without salary.  Further details are available on the Human Resources website.

Removal Expenses

A grant towards the certain expenses of removal of household effects may be made to members on moving to this area to take up an appointment lasting more than twelve months.  The maximum amount payable will normally be £2,500.  Further details are available on the Human Resources website.

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