Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics, QCD Parton Shower Generators (2 posts)

Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics working on QCD parton shower generators.

The post 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.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Gavin Salam (

Candidates must submit applications online via (please copy and paste the URL):

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of three referees as part of your online application. Referees will need to submit their reference at Academicjobsonline.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 3 December 2018 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137351