Research Fellow in Theoretical Particle Physics

Melbourne, Australia
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science  
School of Physics and Astronomy


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



Two year fixed-term appointment


$66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Unique opportunity to join the dynamic School of Physics & Astronomy
  • Seeking outstanding candidates theoretical High Energy Particle Physics
  • Leading International University

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

The Opportunity

The Research Fellow will conduct independent research in theoretical particle physics, focusing on high energy phenomenology, at the highest international levels. The position demands demonstrable productivity, scientific creativity and an exceptional technical knowledge of particle physics.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic appointee to conduct research in collaboration with Professor Csaba Balazs and Future Fellow, Dr Peter Athron at Monash and researchers from The University of Adelaide. The project aims to uncover the new theory of particle physics that can simultaneously explain the Higgs mechanism, the presence of dark matter and the current abundance of matter over antimatter in our universe. The research project is funded by an Australian Research Council project grant DP180102209, “Optimising the search for the next discovery in particle physics”.

The ideal candidate will have a sound publication record commensurate with their experience level, with strong research and organisational skills.  Excellent communication skills are also vital, as you will publish papers in high-impact journals and present research findings at major conferences.  A PhD in a relevant discipline is needed.

The School of Physics and Astronomy received a maximum 5/5 “well above world standard” across all categories of physics and astronomy in the most recent “Excellence in Research Assessment” (ERA) by the Australian government. Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city for the past seven years in a row, with vibrant night life, excellent coffee, good restaurants, healthcare, education and live sport. Just a short drive takes you to stunning beaches, national parks and wine regions.

The School of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award - Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step in affirming women within the School, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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"


Dr Csaba Balazs, Professor, 

Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 15 December, 11:55pm AEDT 

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