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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
$80,914 - $124,903 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

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Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $80,914 - $124,903 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) (Up to 3 years)

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

This is a key role for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow to contribute to research and education agendas of the Research School of Physics. The Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Fellow is expected to work on an ARC Centre of Excellence grant, in particular on a project to leverage Australian capacity in nuclear and particle physics theory to produce a predictive model of direct detection of WIMPs. It will provide new theoretical guidance to experimental programs of the Centre. Close collaborations between theorists and experimentalists are highly encouraged. 

The Person

We are seeking for an early career researcher to undertake independent research in the area of Subatomic Physics. The candidate is expected to conduct pioneering research in generating new knowledge and improving understanding of the nature of Dark matter particles as well as their interaction mechanisms with “normal” matter.  Ideal candidate will bring a robust background in nuclear theory, with experience in areas such as Density Functional Theory, the nuclear Shell Model, or Effective Field Theory.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Physics here.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Cedric Simenel on T: +61 2612 51309 or E:

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not have any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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