Particle physics research

Research Associate in the ATLAS Research Group with ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Department of Physics

Location: Egham

Salary: £36,438 to £37,460 per year pro-rated – including London allowance

Post type: Full time

Closing Date: 11.59pm BST on Monday 11 July 2022

Reference: 0622-237

Full-time, CDD (until September 30, 2025)

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the ATLAS group of the Department of Physics.

This is a position within the ATLAS group to work on the physical exploitation of the large ATLAS dataset. Participation in performance studies of jets and other reconstructed objects will also be encouraged. The group has a long history of involvement in ATLAS Trigger/DAQ activities. He is currently leading several areas of detector operation and upgrades for the High-Luminosity LHC run. These include trigger software, data acquisition software, and hardware. The group is involved in ATLAS data analyzes in the fields of top quark physics, Higgs physics and the search for exotic signals. ATLAS team members are also world experts in statistical methods applied to particle physics and involved in various new analytical techniques.

This position will involve working within the RHUL ATLAS team in one of the analytical areas listed above. An important objective of this work is also to contribute to the development of new statistical and machine learning methods applied to particle physics. The incumbent of this position will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the RHUL Center for Particle Physics, submit publications to peer-reviewed journals, and work with and help supervise PhD and MSc students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in experimental particle physics or a closely related field, as well as relevant previous experience in one or more of the following areas: (i) particle physics data analysis; (ii) particle physics software; (iii) advanced statistical methods.

In return, we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package, including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The position is based in Egham, where the College is set in a beautiful leafy campus near Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London.

This is a full-time position, available from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of 37 months at Royal Holloway, University of London. It is expected that the ATLAS group will seek an extension of this position for a further 36 months.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Professor Véronique Boisvert at [email protected]

To view more details about this position and to apply, please visit If you have any questions about the application process, the Human Resources department can be contacted by email at [email protected]

Please ensure that two letters of recommendation are submitted by email to Professor Boisvert before the closing date – [email protected]

Royal Holloway recognizes the importance of helping its employees balance work and personal life by offering flexible working arrangements.

Please cite the reference: 0622-237

Closing Date: 23:59, July 11, 2022

Date of interview: To confirm

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to successful applicants as the prorated salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful applicants will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and the associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration Act 2006 , asylum and nationality.

We particularly welcome applications from women as they are underrepresented at this level in the Physics Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.