ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - Experimental Physicist

Job no: 503517
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A

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(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Two fixed term positions for two years starting in 2020 with possible extension for a third year 

Support the experimental program of the newly funded Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (the Centre)

We are seeking to appoint two experimental physicists as Grant-Funded Researchers within the Adelaide Node of the Centre.

Successful applicants will collaborate closely with other Centre nodes supporting the Centre’s broad experimental program in collider physics, direct detection and detector development, with a focus on the experimental detection of dark matter and physics beyond the standard model. The School of Physical Sciences hosts strong groups working on the ATLAS, Belle II, IceCube, CTA, HESS, LIGO, SABRE and Pierre Auger experiments. Close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists is actively encouraged.

One of the positions will have a focus on the detection of dark matter in the ATLAS experiment being carried out at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The other position will have a focus on direct detection in the SABRE experiment being carried out at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL) and at Gran Sasso and, on the design, testing and construction of the next generation of direct detection experiments including directional dark matter experiments such as CYGNUS. The Centre is also involved in axion detection experiments such as ADMX at the University of Washington. The successful candidates will be encouraged to be involved across a range of the activities in the Centre’s experimental program.

Learn more at: https://www.darkmatter.org.au

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in experimental particle and/or nuclear physics in an area of relevance to the Centre.
  • A commitment to research excellence in experimental particle/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 technical and computational skills, including demonstrated ability to model, build and test advanced experimental equipment.

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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Applications close 11:55pm, 27 December 2019.

Please submit the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Research statement (no need to address selection criteria, please upload this instead)
  • Publication list
  • Reference letters

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony G Williams
Deputy Director & Director Adelaide Node, ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 83133546
E: anthony.williams@adelaide.edu.au

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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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