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ARC Research Associate

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Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Exciting full-time, two year opportunity for theoretical physicists

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to work in our Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM). The position will be funded through the ARC Discovery Project DP180100497 that has recently been awarded to Professor Anthony Thomas at The University of Adelaide and Dr. Cedric Simenel at the Australian National University.  This position will be of interest to theorists working in nuclear theory and the project will be focused on the development of the Quark Meson Coupling model and its application to nuclear structure and reactions as well as neutron stars.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Physical Sciences is one of four Schools in the Faculty of Sciences.  Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the School brings together the internationally recognised contemporary disciplines of chemistry; earth science; and physics, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research with both national relevance and global outreach and networks in the public and private sectors.

Salary: Level A ($83,307 to $89,425) per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This two year, fixed-term contract (with the possibility for extension subject to funding) is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in theoretical physics
  • A commitment to research excellence in theoretical nuclear physics
  • Demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences
  • Advanced analytical and computational skills, including demonstrated ability to perform complex numerical calculations
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries with regards to the application process for this position, please contact Michelle Carter, HR Officer, email: If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Professor Anthony Thomas, email:

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Closing date: 5pm Monday, 8 January 2018 ACDT

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

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