University of Melbourne, School of Physics

Position ID:UniMelb-School of Physics-NEUTRINO_POSTDOC [#20886, 0055106]
Position Title: Postdoc in Neutrino Phenomenology at the University of Melbourne
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Neutrino, Neutrino physics and Astrophysics, Phenomenology
Particle and Astroparticle Phenomenology
Physics / HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), Astrophysics (astro-ph), Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex)
Astrophysics / particle astrophysics, Neutrino Astronomy, Dark Matter, Computational Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/02/09 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/12/29)
Position Description:    

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The University of Melbourne invites applications for a postdoctoral position in neutrino phenomenology. The position is supported by a recently awarded grant to Prof Nicole Bell, A/Prof Matthew Dolan, and Prof John Beacom (Ohio State University). 

The primary objective of this work is to understand the low-energy atmospheric neutrino flux, and to use this knowledge to improve dark matter and DSNB searches, neutrino oscillation studies, and models of cosmic-ray interactions with Earth. The successful candidate will lead work focused on the phenomenology of atmospheric-neutrino detection while being encouraged to explore related topics. We welcome candidates with theoretical, computational, or experimental expertise in neutrino physics, broadly defined. 

The position will be based at the University of Melbourne, working under the supervision of Nicole Bell and Matthew Dolan, in close collaboration with John Beacom. We anticipate affiliate membership in the University of Melbourne-led Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. We also anticipate visits to Ohio State University and affiliate membership in its Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). The successful candidate will have access to the stimulating intellectual environments, mentoring programs, and professional networks of both institutions. 

The position will begin in September 2022, or another date by negotiation, and will run for two years (an extension to three years is likely, depending on satisfactory performance). The salary will be at University of Melbourne salary level A6 (which is currently $95,179 Australian dollars). A PhD by the time the position starts is required. 

All application materials are to be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. For further information and to view the Position Description and Selection Criteria please go to (or go to and search for 0055106 under 'Job Keyword Search'.)

The University of Melbourne is an Equal Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
School of Physics, UOM
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Parkville VIC 3010