Particle Physics Group




Senior Experimental Officer in Detector Physics and Technology

Salary 36533 44931 p.a.
This post within the Particle Physics group is a core support position funded by the Science, Technology and Facilities Council (STFC). The successful candidate will have substantial experience in the design, construction, installation and commissioning of modern detector systems. The person will be working on SuperNEMO and silicon detector upgrades of the ATLAS experiment. Experience in gaseous detector systems is essential. Applicants will be expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in particle physics or a related discipline.
Further particulars are available from the university website

Informal enquiries
Prof Stefan Soldner-Rembold
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 4151
Closing date: 18th July 2010.

Research Associate

Salary 28,983 p.a.
Reference: EPS/92184
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work within the Particle Physics Group on the SuperNEMO experiment. This STFC funded position is tenable immediately for up to 32 months initially, with a possible extension subject to renewed funding.
The SuperNEMO experiment will search for neutrinoless double beta decay to find evidence for the Majorana nature of neutrinos. Over the next three years a full-scale demonstrator module will be designed, constructed and installed in the Modane Laboratory. The Manchester group leads the construction of the tracking detector and its read-out electronics. A 90-cell tracker prototype was built and is currently operated at Manchester. The group is also making important contributions to SuperNEMO simulations and physics analysis, including analysis of NEMO-3 data. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role on these activities.
You must hold or be about to obtain a PhD or equivalent, or have equivalent knowledge and research experience in Particle or related fields of Nuclear Physics. Excellent communication skills are also essential, and you should possess programming skills and knowledge in some of the following areas: detector construction, detector operation, data analysis, simulation techniques.

Closing date: 18/08/2010
Informal enquiries
Prof Stefan Soldner-Rembold
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 4151


The group offers PhD and MSc courses in experimental and theoretical particle physics as well as accelerator physics. In keeping with the close collaboration between theoretical and experimental particle physics in Manchester, we offer the possibility of PhDs jointly supervised by members of the theoretical and experimental groups. Projects for postgraduate students are usually available within all of the Group's activities. In most cases, experimental PhD students will spend an appreciable amount of time at the appropriate experimental facility. The postgraduate handbook can be downloaded from the School of Physics & Astronomy postgraduate page.


For enquiries about postgraduate research in Experimental Particle Physics, contact the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor Fred Loebinger (email:

For enquiries about postgraduate research in Theoretical Particle Physics, contact Mrinal Dasgupta (email:

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