Postdoctoral position on Hyper-Kamiokande at Queen Mary University of London

The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work within the Hyper-Kamiokande group on the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. It is expected that the Postdoctoral Research Associate may also contribute to the current Super-Kamiokande experiment.

The Queen Mary group is involved in many aspects of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment design from R&D to software/computing and physics.

The successful applicant will be expected to make significant personal contributions to the Hyper-Kamiokande design, including both working on the far detector and the design of the near detector. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the design of the experiment.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics and have substantial experience of active participation in a leading particle physics experiment. Hardware skills and good knowledge of C++ are highly desirable. The post will be located at Queen Mary in London but may require significant periods at the experimental facilities at J-PARC and Kamioka in Japan for meetings and hardware-related activities.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment from an expected start date of 1st June 2015 up to September 2017, with possible extension. Starting salary will be £31,735 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Francesca Di Lodovico at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6061.

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The closing date for applications is 23 April 2015. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Practitioner status and is actively working towards the JUNO Champion Award. As part of the School’s Participation in the JUNO programme, we strongly encourage applications from women.