University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the LHCb experiment

United Kingdom

Closing in 37 days

Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the LHCb experiment

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics.

The post is available for a fixed term duration of 2 years.

The place of work will be at the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Rd, Oxford, OX1 3RH.

This project will involve data analysis of the LHCb Run3 dataset and software development for calibrations.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in data analysis from the LHCb experiment in order to make measurements of CP violation and other heavy flavour related observables, and subsequently publish their research. They will also develop software for particle identification. These tasks will involve adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques; contributing ideas for new research projects; collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally presenting papers and posters; representing the research group at external meetings & seminars and carrying out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in heavy flavour physics.

Previous experience of the LHCb experiment will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work in a team.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to: [email protected].

Only applications received promptly by 12:00 noon UK time on 9 January 2024 can be considered. Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to [email protected] by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Contact Person : Mrs Sue Geddes Vacancy ID : 169362 Contact Phone : 01865 273353 Closing Date & Time : 09-Jan-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :[email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 pa

Job details


Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the LHCb experiment


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 16, 2023

Application deadline

January 09, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Physics,Space Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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