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Postdoctoral Research Fellow In Dark Matter Detection

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

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We have an excting opportunity to join Swinburne in the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This fellowship will work with Prof Alan Duffy at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (CDM) at the Swinburne University of Technology node on developing new detectors that support the search for dark matter. The Fellow will also work with CDM members at the University of Melbourne, as well as other Australian CDM nodes (universities and institutions) and international Partner Investigators.

You will work on the creation and optimisation of new detectors such as SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere, as well supporting identification of events through data acquisition and background event rejection. Naturally, you will have a strong engineering and software focus, being part of an international team to deliver on large detectors that will commence and operate throughout the lifetime of the position. Furthermore, the appointee is encouraged to conduct their own independent research and collaborate on joint CDM projects. In particular, instrumentation/software projects are being explored and the Fellow is welcome to contribute to this area, if interested.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A PhD in physics/astrophysics/engineering, with research interests and experience in detectors (including software)
  • Demonstrated research skills in commissioning and evaluating detectors, particularly dark matter related, as evidenced by publications and/or technical skills
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, professionalism, initiative and the ability to meet tight deadlines

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Prof. Alan Duffy via email on aduffy@swin.edu.au

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au
Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm, on Monday 31st May 2021

Melbourne, VIC

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