(Level B) $97,577 to $115,495 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply
Fixed term for four years starting in 2020 with the possibility of extension up to three years
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 an experienced experimental physicist to a leadership role as a Grant-Funded Researcher within the Adelaide Node of the Centre.
The successful applicant 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 appointee will be expected to co-supervise graduate students and to contribute to the Centre’s activities by pursuing relevant funding opportunities including fellowship funding. School of Physical Sciences hosts strong groups working on the ATLAS, Belle II, IceCube, CTA, HESS, LIGO, SABRE and Pierre Auger experiments and close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists is actively encouraged.
The primary responsibility of the role is to provide leadership for the Adelaide node’s contributions to the dark matter detection program, including: the SABRE experiment and other underground direct detection experiments that the Centre contributes to; R&D for future direct detection experiments including directional dark matter experiments such as CYGNUS; and the dark matter detection aspects of the ATLAS experimental program at CERN. The Centre is also involved in axion detection experiments such as ADMX at the University of Washington.
Learn more at: https://www.darkmatter.org.au
To be successful you will need:
- PhD or equivalent degree in experimental particle and/or nuclear physics in an area relevant to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics.
- A commitment to research excellence in experimental particle/nuclear physics, with a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals and proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team.
- Experience in leadership, management roles and the supervision of graduate students.
- Excellent 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.
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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.
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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
- 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) 831 33546
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