Research Associate Fellow in Physics

Wollongong, Illawarra, Australia
$75, 197- $88, 267
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences 

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (2 year) Appointment

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is an exceptional place to combine an outstanding lifestyle with an extremely stimulating workplace environment for research and study. Physics is a research intensive and innovative School which greatly values research and teaching. The Centre For Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) is a recognised Research Strength of the UOW and an integral part of the School of Physics.  

This position will contribute to the development of physics models and associated Monte Carlo simulation tools, to support nanomedicine fundamental studies.  

This role will be developing new physics models based on the Energy Loss Function (ELF) for gold nanostructures, it will integrate the corresponding classes into the Geant4-DNA Package. It will also develop Geant4-DNA based simulation tools supporting the investigation of the fundamental mechanism of radiosensitisation by gold nanoparticles. The work may be extended to other nanoparticle materials of interest.  

The project takes place within an international collaboration with outstanding experts of the field. It is expected that this role will have a total 6 month fieldtrip in Year 1 at the Ioannina University, Ioannina, Greece, to work under the supervision of our Collaborators Dr I. Kyriakou and Prof. D. Emfietzoglou. The project takes place within the Geant4-DNA Project ( The role will be expected to contribute to the supervision of 1 PhD and 2 Master/Honours of the UOW, dedicated to the project and to assist with journal article preparation and conference presentations.  

As part of the online application process, you will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria which are based on the position description below.   For further information about this position please contact Dr Susanna Guatelli on +61 2 4221 4374 or email  

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.