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Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 11 Feb 2019

Job no:501734
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $85,307 to $91,425) per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

Fixed term for two (2) years with a possibility of extension subject to funding availability and performance.

The Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) at the University of Adelaide invites applications for a postdoctoral position in lattice gauge theory, starting in Fall 2019. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of further extension subject to available funding and performance. The position is funded through Discovery Project (DP190100297), "Supercomputing the tomography of the proton", awarded from the Australian Research Council and will focus on revealing the quark and gluon distributions of the proton.

The lattice group at the CSSM consists of three staff members (Prof Derek Leinweber, A/Prof Ross Young, A/Prof James Zanotti), and benefits from interaction with the wider nuclear and particle physics staff (Dr Rodney Crewther, A/Prof Paul Jackson, Prof Anthony Thomas, A/Prof Martin White, Prof Anthony Williams). A dynamic environment is created through interaction with numerous postdocs and a large cohort of PhD students. Current research topics in the lattice group include hadron structure and spectroscopy, QED corrections to hadronic observables and vacuum structure. The group has access to significant computing resources on the local Phoenix supercomputer, on the national facility at NCI, and on international resources made available through the QCDSF collaboration.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in lattice gauge theory or a closely related field
  • Experience in theoretical nuclear or particle physics and a commitment to research excellence
  • Programming experience in Fortran, C++, Python or other relevant language
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team in a complex setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organisational and time management skills

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Please ensure a list of publications and a statement of research interests is also provided. Applications close 11:55pm (ACDT) 11 February 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor James Zanotti
P: +61 (0) 8 831 31595

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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