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Academic in Neutrino / Dark Matter Physics

Department of Physics

Location:  Egham
Salary:  See Advert
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 June 2024
Reference:  0324-077

Full-Time, Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an academic working in the research areas of neutrino physics and/or direct dark matter searches. We are able to consider applicants at any of the following levels - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor. Please specify on your application form, which level you are applying for.

  • Lecturer Starting Salary is £47,719 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Senior Lecturer Starting Salary is £58,155 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Reader Starting Salary is £58,155 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Professor Starting Salary is £71,565 per annum (including London Allowance)

These are the expected starting salaries for the posts, however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the respective role.

The Department of Physics has a record of outstanding research across particle physics, theoretical physics, nanotechnologies and ultra-low temperature physics, and has recently initiated a new research group in Astronomy.  Research within the Physics Department is supported by GRID computing facilities, the SuperFab nanofabrication facility, the London Low Temperature Laboratory and the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, with collaborations at CERN, LIGO, SNOLAB, SURF, LNGS, J-PARC, CLIC, KEK, ESS and the Diamond Light Source, and in the SEPnet and the NExT Institute for Particle Phenomenology research networks.

The Centre for Particle Physics and Astronomy includes research in direct dark matter searches with the LZ detector and in neutrino physics both in exploitation with the T2K detector and in construction with the DUNE detector. Our experimental and theory dark matter researchers also benefit from synergy with our Low Temperature facilities within the context of Quantum Technology for Fundamental Physics. Our Centre is also involved in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN both using the ATLAS detector and contributions to the accelerator research and its upgrade to a high-luminosity regime. Our Astronomy research covers areas ranging from gravitational wave experiments like LIGO and LISA to analysis of supernovae signals to involvement in the Euclid Mission project.

We are seeking to appoint an academic working in the research areas of neutrino physics and/or direct dark matter searches. We welcome applicants that strengthen or complement our involvement in the T2K and DUNE neutrino experiments or the LZ, XLZD, FASER or Quantum Technology for Fundamental Physics dark matter experiments.  Applicants with research expertise and interest in detector development in those fields are especially encouraged to apply. This appointment is open to all levels of academic roles: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor. Applicants should have a strong record of producing high quality publications and attracting significant research funding. Applicants should have a track record of excellence in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to the development of research impact, and the successful applicant will have, or have the potential to have, a strong track record in this area.

The Department of Physics is committed to delivering excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students on our IoP accredited degrees undertake research projects embedded in our 100% world-leading and internationally excellent research environment (as described in REF21).

The Department plays an active part in inter-disciplinary activities and benefits from a number of University led initiatives including the ‘Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society’, ‘Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies’ and ‘Living Sustainably’ research catalysts and the School will be leading the establishment of a new Centre of Applied AI and Skills.   In addition to the opportunities with the Department of Physics, the post holder(s) will have the opportunity to play a full role in the growth of Applied AI within the School, and across the University more generally, with the opportunity to collaborate in development of new MSc programmes in this area.

The Department of Physics is committed to reducing gender inequality, as recognised by the award of Athena SWAN silver status and the renewal of Physics Juno Champion status in 2022, and strongly welcome applications from groups under-represented in academic posts.

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Royal Holloway offers a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The posts are based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Stephen Gibson Stephen.Gibson@rhul.ac.uk

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0324-077

Closing Date:   23:59, 3 June 2024  

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Further details:    Job Description - Lecturer     Job Description - Senior Lecturer     Job Description - Reader     Job Description - Professor    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.


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