Research Fellow in High Energy Phenomenology

Clayton, Monash, Australia
$81,486 - $87,471 pa
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science
School of Physics and Astronomy


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



Three year fixed-term appointment


$81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • ARC Discovery Project on Quantum Chromodynamics, targeting improved Monte Carlo event generators for the Large Hadron Collider
  • Collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) and with the "MCnet" Innovative Training Network
  • Seeking outstanding candidates in Particle Physics

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

This position is closely aligned with the research goals of the ARC Discovery Project "Emergent Phenomena in QCD", led by Associate Professor P. Skands, which aims to improve the precision and efficiency of event-generator models for the Large Hadron Collider.

The role demands demonstrable productivity, scientific creativity and an exceptional technical knowledge of particle physics. You will be part of a team within the Monash node of CoEPP, which includes three academic staff, three postdoctoral fellows, and numerous postgraduate students, in addition to our CoEPP, MCnet, and other overseas partners. You will be expected to conduct independent research in theoretical particle physics at the highest international levels and translate research outcomes into high impact publications.

The successful candidate is expected to closely engage in the research activities of the Discovery Project, with the Monash theoretical particle-physics group, and with CoEPP, focusing on physics probed by the Large Hadron Collider. Applicants working in collider phenomenology, in particular the areas of jets and higher-order corrections, underlying event and hadronisation, and Monte Carlo event generators are encouraged to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Associate Professor Peter Skands, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 990 53692,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 11 December 2016, 11:55pm AEDT