University of Adelaide, Physics Department

Position ID:University of Adelaide-Physics Department-ARCGRFA511403 [#24249, 511403]
Position Title: ARC Grant Funded Researcher A - School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Salary Range:$91402 - $ 97927
Appl Deadline:2023/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/31, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

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

$91,402 to $ 97,297 (Level A) per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position for two years, extension beyond this would be contingent upon future funding which cannot be guaranteed at this time.

The University of Adelaide Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) has an available position for a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of nuclear structure for a period of 2 years commencing in 2023. The ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) will be supported within the CSSM.

The position will focus on studies of nuclear structure, primarily using the energy density functional derived using the quark-meson coupling model. This will include a systematic study of nuclear properties across the periodic table, with a particular focus on the super-heavy region. The work is supported by funding from a Discovery Project awarded to Professor Anthony Thomas by the Australian Research Council titled ‘A New Approach to the Structure of Atomic Nuclei’. There will be opportunities to collaborate with our Partner Investigator, Professor Pierre Guichon, as well as to engage in collaborative work with other members of the research group within CSSM.

To be successful you will need: • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in theoretical nuclear physics. • A commitment to research excellence in theoretical 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 computational skills, with demonstrated ability to use those skills in the context of nuclear structure.

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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 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 a basic application form on the University of Adelaide Careers website, where you will need to also address the job selection criteria.

Applications close 11:55pm, 1st March 2023, but may be extended if position is not filled.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony Thomas AC FAA School of Physical Sciences E:

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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