Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in high energy to join University of Cambridge, UK. The initial contract for this position is 3 years and posible to extend. Applications are invited up to December 01, 2018.

The Department of Physics, the Cavendish Laboratory, invites applications for a Research Associate/Assistant in Experimental High Energy Physics to commence on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Research Associate/Assistant will be based in the Department of Physics as part of the High Energy Physics group, and will work on the LHCb experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The Cambridge group is very active in the analysis of LHCb data, the maintenance, operation and software for the LHCb Ring-Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detectors, and preparations for the upgrade(s) of the LHCb RICH system.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in experimental particle physics, or will be submitting a PhD thesis before 1 April 2019. The post-holder will be expected to make leading contributions within LHCb physics analyses and to take on responsibilities for the RICH detector system and its upgrade(s). There is potential for the post to be based at CERN.

Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (26,243 – 30,395 per annum). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (32,236 – 39,609 per annum).

Further details of the post can be found at

The starting date is 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the post is funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant until 30 September 2019. As such funding for this post is available for 9 months in the first instance. This post has attracted long-term funding from STFC and the group has applied for continuation from 1 October 2019 for a further 3 years.

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2018.

Informal enquiries can be addressed via email to the Head of High Energy Physics, Professor Valerie Gibson (email


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