Dark Matter Research Lecturer

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Level B $113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time Continuing position, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
  • Opportunity to contribute to teaching and research focused on dark matter direct detection
  • Base Salary Level B $113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Dark Matter Research Lecturer who are an experimentalist in Dark Matter field. The successful applicant will be working in the Astroparticle group (led by Professor Celine Boehm, Head of School) and expected to perform independent teaching and research on dark matter direct detection, astroparticle physics. The University of Sydney is a node of the awarded Australian Centre of Excellence for Dark matter and as such the applicant will benefit from the centre facilities and resources.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and maintain a very high-quality research profile in the field of experimental dark matter/Astroparticle physics
  • apply for competitive grants and establish a range of collaborations and partnerships with other colleagues, experts, universities, and industry in Australia and abroad
  • supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
  • provide leadership in teaching, teaching innovation or curriculum development and/or research training and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University's expectations and standards for education.

The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access, and opportunity. We want to create an environment of world-leading teaching and research where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

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About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Dark Matter Research Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in Astroparticle Physics expert in dark matter direct detection (Xenon based experiments and halo scope)
  • leadership in Astroparticle Physics experiments research & development
  • experience of multi-disciplinary science projects, including of potential relevance for Astronomy and/or space science
  • strong interest in establishing links with quantum physics or nanotechnologies
  • experience or at least strong interest to engage with Industry.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Thursday 08 September 2022 11:59 PM