Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow/Fellow, Department of Theoretical Physics

Canberra, Australia
08 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A-C
Salary package: $71,509 - $131,402 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The Postdoctoral/Research Fellow will work within the Department of Theoretical Physics to work on Quantum Tunnelling of Complex Systems, a Discovery Project funded by the Australian Research Council. The project is to develop new theoretical concepts and tools to simulate quantum many-body dynamics of tunnelling, with potential applications to low-energy fusion between atomic nuclei.

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Cedric Simenel

T: +61 2 6125 1309


Closing date: 5 April 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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