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York University - Toronto (Canada)

The York University high energy physics group has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment. The T2K collaboration includes a large Canadian group which has played a major role in the development of the experiment, including building the TPCs and fine-grained scintillator arrays for the near detector, and the Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) detector which monitors the primary proton beam in front of the neutrino beam production target. The group is currently heavily involved in the ongoing data-taking and physics analysis of the experiment. The York T2K group has collaborated with the University of Toronto and TRIUMF on the design, fabrication, installation and operation of the OTR detector, the readout electronics and software for slow-control, and analysis packages to process the data in real time. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in this on-going project as well as make important contributions to the neutrino flux predictions and oscillation physics analysis. T2K-Canada is also involved in analysis of far detector data from Super-K, and the candidate may become involved in studies for future experiments such as Hyper-K. More details here.


University of Oxford - Oxford (United Kingdom)

Salary range: 29249-35938 BP
The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral research assistant to work on the SNO+ experiment.
The SNO+ liquid scintillation detector will probe a diverse range of physics, including neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb), low energy solar neutrinos, geo-neutrinos, reactor-neutrinos and neutrinos from supernovae. The Oxford group is particularly involved in the development of software for event reconstruction and data analysis, a calibration system to study detector optical properties, and techniques aimed at substantial improvements to 0nbb sensitivity. The successful candidate will be largely based in Oxford, but will also spend several months per year at the experiment in Sudbury, Canada to assist in detector commissioning and on-site development tasks. The candidate would also be expected to help supervise graduate students and lead some of the simulation/analysis efforts. They would also take responsibility for maintenance of the Oxford laser calibration system for in situ measurements of optical scattering. Strong programming skills as well as a familiarity with appropriate hardware would therefore be advantageous.
Only applications received promptly by 12:00 noon UK time on 11 January 2013 can be considered.
Please read the person specification and job description before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a curriculum vita, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to Sue Geddes (details below) by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.
Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Steven Biller.
Contact Person: Mrs Sue Geddes
Vacancy ID: 105453
Contact Phone: 01865 273353
Closing Date: 11-Jan-2013
Contact email
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