ARC Grant-Funded Researcher -Theoretical Physicist

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Research Associate/Fellow



The work of this role is directly related to the achievement of the above Global Goals.

Website University of Adelaide

(Level A) $75,888 to $102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Two fixed-term position for two years commencing 2024 with a possible extension for a third year.

The ARC Grant-Funded Researchers (level A) will work to support the theory program of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics.

We are seeking to appoint two theoretical physicists who will work within the Adelaide Node of the Centre in close collaboration with other Centre nodes supporting the Centre’s broad theory program in theoretical particle, nuclear and astroparticle physics, with a focus on the physics of dark matter and physics beyond the standard model.

The particle physics group at The University of Adelaide has broad interests in theoretical particle physics, including the collider phenomenology of beyond-the-Standard Model theories (at the LHC and future facilities), model building of these theories, particle astrophysics and cosmological tests of fundamental particle physics. The School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences hosts strong groups on the ATLAS, Belle II, IceCube, CTA, HESS, LIGO, SABRE and Pierre Auger experiments. It is also host to the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM), which studies all areas of QCD including lattice QCD, hadron structure, the strong interaction, a strong program in nuclear structure, neutron stars and studies of the interaction with dark matter.

Close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists is actively encouraged.

To be successful you will need:

PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in theoretical particle and/or nuclear physics in an area of relevance to the Centre.
A commitment to research excellence in theoretical 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 analytical and computational skills, including the demonstrated ability to perform numerical and symbolic calculations.
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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.

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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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How To Apply:

Please submit your:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of research interests
Statement addressing the selection criteria as listed in the Selection Criteria document.
To complete your application and to be considered for the position, please head to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application by submitting the above documents and arranging for three letters of reference to be uploaded to that site.

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Note: Please do NOT submit your application or provide referee details or reference letters through the University website.

***For full consideration apply before 8 January 2024, 11:55 pm ACDT, but the positions will stay open until filled***

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 Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
P: +61 (8) 83133546

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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