The Sensors, Instrumentation and Radiation Effects (SIRE) research group invites applications for an EPSRC funded studentship with immediate effect.
The SIRE group has a broad research programme in the areas of experimental particle physics, developing detectors, and grid/distributed computing.
The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in Geneva, Switzerland is about to begin an exciting and cutting edge experiment in the world. It is projected to produce tens of petabytes of data per year from 2007. This huge data will require extensive distributed Grid technologies to analyse and store it (LHC Computing Grid, http://lcg.web.cern.ch/LCG/).
The group is also working on a running experiment at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) called BaBar which is producing and analysing large amount of data on B mesons. Currently, it uses the largest object database in the world (800TB+).
The successful candidate can contribute directly to developing Grid Middleware for the LCG or e-Science projects, working with worldwide expects on Grid Computing at RAL (Rutherford Appleton Lab), CERN in Gevena and SLAC at Stanford University in California. He/she will have a chance to attend short and long term visits at these research labs.
Candidates should have a good honours degree in Physics, Computer Science, or related numerate subject. It would be beneficial to have a keen interest in computing: in particular Java/C++, the Linux operating system and distributed/Grid computing
Applications with a CV and informal inquiries should be directed to:
Dr Akram Khan