The University of Adelaide, Department of Physical Sciences

Position ID:UoA-Department of Physical Sciences-ARC [#16275, 503517]
Position Title: ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - Experimental Physicist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Dark Matter, Experimental Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/05/21 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/04/20)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term position for three years available now.

The Grant-Funded Researcher (A) will work to support the experimental program of the newly funded Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics -

The position will focus on data analysis in relation to searching for evidence of dark matter production at the Large Hadron Collider with ATLAS, along with contributing to the health and improved performance of the ATLAS experiment. Analysis of available data along with preparation for future searches are both anticipated and the successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated these skills in their research to date.

The position will be based in Adelaide, with considerable opportunity to spend time at CERN for relevant activities and to attend necessary meetings.

The School of Physical Sciences hosts strong groups working on the ATLAS, Belle II, IceCube, CTA, HESS, LIGO, SABRE and Pierre Auger experiments. Close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists is actively encouraged. More details can be found here.

To be successful you will need:
  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in experimental particle and/or nuclear physics in an area of relevance to the Centre
  • A commitment to research excellence in experimental particle/nuclear physics and a demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and to work effectively as a member of a research team
  • Very good verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  • Advanced technical and computational skills, including demonstrated ability to model, build and test advanced experimental equipment
Enjoy an outstanding career environment
The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration. Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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Applications close 11:55pm, 21 May 2020, but applications will continue to be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony G Williams
Deputy Director & Director Adelaide Node, ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33546


Associate Professor Paul Jackson
School of Physical Sciences
 P: +61 (8) 831 30269

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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