Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics working on QCD parton shower generators, funded by the PanScales ERC project.
The position is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 further year.
This project will deepen our understanding and improve the core, parton shower, component of general-purpose Monte Carlo event generators, which are used throughout collider particle physics.
The successful candidate will work on the connection between analytic resummation and parton showers with a view to the development of new, higher precision parton showers. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, present papers and represent the research group at external meetings and seminars.
Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at particle colliders. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with career stage.
The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.
You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to PTReferences@physics.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. Documents submitted should be in PDF format and use the naming convention: APPLICANT SURNAME, FORENAME - REFEREE SURNAME,FORENAME”.
Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Gavin Salam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 December 2019 can be considered.