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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Research Associate
Location:Sheffield U.
Contact:Prof Vitaly Kudryavtsev
Closing Date:2021-04-29

Job Description:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield is seeking to appoint a fixed-term PDRA. The post is funded by the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

The post holder will be a member of the Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics group (PPPA) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and will join a team of physicists working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE has been designed to study neutrino mass hierarchy and CP violation in the neutrino sector, detect astrophysical neutrinos and search for baryon number violation effects. The multi-kiloton Far Detector of DUNE containing liquid argon as a target for neutrinos will be built and operated at Sanford Underground Research Facility (South Dakota, USA) and will detect neutrinos from a powerful neutrino beam from Fermilab. 
The candidate for this post will have a PhD or will be working towards a PhD in particle physics or particle astrophysics. We expect the post holder to have a good knowledge of Python and/or C++, programming skills and experience in programming (simulations and data analysis) using standard particle physics tools, such as GEANT4 and ROOT. Knowledge and experience with the simulation and analysis software LArSoft designed for liquid argon experiments will be an advantage. The candidate is also expected to be familiar with experimental techniques used in particle physics.

You will work alongside Prof Vitaly Kudryavtsev on Monte Carlo modelling and analysis of simulated data for the DUNE Far Detector. Successful candidate will also be involved in the short-baseline neutrino programme at Fermilab through the analysis of data from the SBND detector. Contribution to the data analysis from the ProtoDUNE-II at CERN is also expected. The neutrino group collaborates with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM, Malaysia) on neutrino physics and the successful post holder will contribute to this research programme.

For detailed information and to apply for this post, see the University of Sheffield web-site with this advert: https://tinyurl.com/4zbr4d84

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