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Apply by: 2022-02-10

Research Fellow, Theory Group

Published 2022-01-14

Theory Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2023
Closing Date:  Thursday 10 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1661122WF

You will join our High Energy Physics group at the School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Southampton. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in particle physics with research interests  in the fields of Physics beyond the Standard Model, Physics of the early universe, Neutrino physics, Astro-particle physics.

The  post-doctoral fellow would join the SHEP BSM and Particle Cosmology subgroup (professors Pasquale Di Bari and Steve King). The strongly preferred start date of the position is 1st June 2022 and in any case no later than 1st August 2022. The end date is  30 September 2023. Possibility of a 1 year extension is subject to research funding. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Physics and Astronomy. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the academic and student population, and in recognition we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018 and the Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion status in 2019. Physics and Astronomy gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities. For further information please visit https://www.phys.soton.ac.uk/EqualityandDiversity

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

For informal enquiries please contact Professor P Di Bari (P.Di-Bari@soton.ac.uk) and Professor S F King (king@soton.ac.uk). Please include a CV, statement of research interests and three letters of reference as part of your application.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1661122WF on all correspondence.