The University of York has established the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology which formally launched on 1 August 2022. We bring physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to develop new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.
As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. Physics is proud to hold Juno Champion, and Athena Swan silver awards. Engineering is similarly proud of their Athena Swan bronze award. These awards recognise our commitment to creating a fully inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.
The York nuclear physics group (https://www.york.ac.uk/physics/research/nuclear/) is one of the largest groups in the UK, with 14 academic staff leading a range of experimental and theory programmes. The group is diverse, investigating strongly interacting matter over a wide range of distance scales - from quarks, through atomic nuclei to astrophysical objects such as neutron stars. In our hadron physics research we exploit intense electromagnetic beam facilities, with experimental programmes at the CrystalBall at MAMI (http://www.kph.uni-mainz.de) and with CLAS12 at Jefferson Laboratory (http://www.jlab.org). We also lead R&D and programme development for next-generation facilities, including the Kaon beam facility (KLF) at Jefferson Lab and the Electron-Ion collider (EIC) to be sited at Brookhaven National Laboratory (https://www.bnl.gov/eic/).
We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to underpin our group’s engagement with the EIC. As part of this the appointee will assess new technologies for next generation particle detector systems, including the commissioning of a new technology to enable room temperature nuclear-spin polarisation of liquid and gaseous media in the environment of intense particle beams. There will also be opportunity to contribute to the evolving physics programme and baseline detector designs for the EIC as well as to our existing programmes at Jefferson Lab and MAMI.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2024.
Interview date: to be confirmed
The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.
We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.
We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork
York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.
With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.