Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Industry/profession: Exp Particle Physics, Univ. of Sussex
After finishing my maths and physics degree at Royal Holloway, I did a PhD at Queen Mary University of London in Exp Particle Physics working on T2K. I then went onto a postdoctoral research fellow position at Sussex working on the cryo Neutron EDM experiment.
What do you do on an average day?
My days vary greatly - I can be working on data acquisition, hardware, electronics, software, analysis or even cryogenics. It is a lot of fun and a great experience being able to do such varied work in order to discover something completely new.
What did you learn from your physics degree?
Basically the skills I need to do my job. Of course in physics you never stop learning, but having a grounding in so many areas of physics is essential. I also learnt a lot from talking to my lecturers and discussing the kind of work that is involved in particle physics which really helped me decide what I wanted to do.