Australian National University, Research School of Physics

Position ID:ANU-RSPhys-PDRF [#15836, 535119]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Dark Matter
Appl Deadline:2020/02/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/01/09, finished 2020/05/09, listed until 2020/02/09)
Position Description:    

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The Research School of Physics at the Australian National University is a node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics and is seeking to appoint a theoretical physicist for three years to work within this Centre. The Centre is composed of experimentalists and theorists working to investigate a profound problem in physics: finding the nature of Dark Matter particles. The candidate is expected to actively collaborate with members from the Centre and to contribute to its activities.

Using theoretical concepts and tools to describe direct detection of WIMPs, the candidate is expected to generate new knowledge and improve understanding of the nature of Dark matter particles as well as their interaction mechanisms with “normal” matter. Experience in nuclear and/or particle theory, for instance in Effective Field Theory, is recommended. The project aims to leverage Australian capacity in nuclear and particle physics theory to produce a predictive model of direct detection of WIMPs. It will provide new theoretical guidance to experimental programs of the Centre. Close collaborations between theorists and experimentalists are highly encouraged.

The position is located within the Research School of Physics, associated with the Department of Theoretical Physics and is funded by an external Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence grant. While this grant continues the appointee will also be accountable to the ANU node leader on the grant.

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Contact: Cédric Simenel
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