University of Adelaide, Physics Department

Position ID:University of Adelaide-Physics Department-GRFA [#24028, 510445]
Position Title: ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A ) - IceCube - School of Physical Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / astrophysics
Salary Range:$91402 - $97,927 pa, plus 17% superannuation
Appl Deadline:2024/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/18, finished 2023/11/25, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Level A $95,241- $102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position for 3 years

Research Associate opportunity with the University of Adelaide’s IceCube team, to expand and further develop the existing research program in high-energy neutrino astrophysics.

IceCube is the world’s largest neutrino observatory, and has recently announced the discovery of the AGN NGC1068 as a neutrino emitter. We seek applications from highly motivated researchers who will make a strong contribution to the IceCube science program, and to the development of the design of the proposed IceCube-Gen2 observatory.

With the over-arching goal of understanding the nature and distribution of neutrino sources throughout the Universe, research areas could include: development of advanced event energy and direction reconstructions; methods for interpreting the structure in the neutrino sky map, and how this is influenced by the number, class and distribution of sources through the Universe; analysis of existing data sets; and calculations of the sensitivity of IceCube-Gen2. Previous experience with any of the IceCube data processing, simulation, reconstruction or analysis software would be advantageous.

Physics at Adelaide also hosts Australia’s leading astrophysics programs in cosmic rays (Pierre Auger Observatory) and gamma rays (H.E.S.S./CTA), as well as programs in direct dark matter detection (SABRE), gravitational wave detection (LIGO) and astrophysics theory. There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate across these areas to advance the multi-messenger approach to understanding the nature of the high-energy Universe. To be successful you will need:

• A commitment to develop an innovative research programme in high energy neutrino astrophysics with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory • Advanced computational skills, including demonstrated ability to develop computer codes for the simulation and analysis of data from astrophysics and/or physics experiments. • A willingness to travel for conferences, meetings and longer collaborative visits to international institutions in the IceCube Collaboration • A desire and ability to co-supervise, motivate, and mentor research students at undergraduate and PhD level • An ability to work in close collaboration with others. . The successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and is expected to hold a PhD, or equivalent higher degree awarded or equivalent research experience in the areas of experimental astrophysics or experimental physics.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history. If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and arrange for three reference letters to be uploaded at this website. To complete the application process you will also need to complete an application form on the University of Adelaide Careers website, where you will need to also address the job selection criteria.

This position will remain open until the role is filled.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact: Gary C. Hill Associate Professor, School of Physical Sciences

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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