Monash University, School of Physics and Astronomy - Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Position ID:Monash-School of Physics and Astronomy - Particle Physics Phenomenology-DP23RA [#26253]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Theory
Particle Physics / Phenomenology
Physics / HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Particle and Astroparticle Phenomenology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/08 08:55AMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/17, listed until 2024/04/17)
Position Description:    

An opportunity has become available for a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University. The Research Fellow will be embedded in the research group of Professor Peter Skands, which specialises in theoretical and computational particle physics. 

The position is funded by the ARC Discovery Project “Beautiful Strings”, led by Monash University in collaboration with researchers at Warwick University (UK) and Lund University (Sweden). The Research Fellow will conduct research in theoretical and phenomenological particle physics and be expected to take a leading role in improving the understanding and physical modelling of processes involving b quarks. The Research Fellow will also have the opportunity to be part of the PYTHIA, MCNET, and LHC@HOME collaborations, and of the Monash-Warwick Alliance for Particle Physics. 

Candidates must hold a PhD in particle physics or a closely related field (or, at the time of application, be less than a year from completing such a degree). They will have demonstrated analytical and numerical skills in particle physics phenomenology, and will have a track record of refereed research, demonstrating breadth and depth of knowledge of theoretical particle physics and of relevant research methods and techniques. 
  • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE VIA THE MONASH UNIVERSITY JOB PORTAL. (We are unfortunately not able/allowed to use the AJO application platform, nor can we consider applications submitted directly to us via email.)
  • Applicants should address the formal selection criteria listed in the position description
  • At least 3 letters of reference must be sent to
  • The closing time for applications is 11:55pm Australian Eastern Day Time, Fri Dec 8. This corresponds to just past noon local time in European time zones, and early morning in US ones. 
Monash University is a signatory to the new high-energy theory post doc deadline accord. The earliest deadline we will set for accepting offers for this position will be Feb 15th, 2024. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups. In 2023, the School of Physics and Astronomy received a Silver Pleiades Award, recognising commitment to advancing women in astronomy. 

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily. 

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Contact: Peter Skands
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Prof Peter Skands
School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University
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