Research Fellow in High Energy Physics on the LHCb Experiment

Monash University School of Physics and Astronomy


Research Fellow in High Energy Physics on the LHCb experiment

Job No.: 611138

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

The Particle Physics group at Monash University seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to work within the recently established Monash Warwick Alliance in Particle Physics (MWAPP).

The goals of MWAPP are to bring together and build upon expertise at Monash and Warwick in theoretical and experimental particle physics, to advance the field and to develop necessary tools for future progress. This will include analysis of data collected by the LHCb experiment, testing the Standard Model and searching for evidence of phenomena beyond it. MWAPP also aims to develop simulation software, such as the Pythia and EvtGen packages, as appropriate for the needs of the field in the next decade and beyond.

The successful candidate will take a prominent role in MWAPP. You will join the group’s activity in the LHCb project, and will contribute to both physics analysis and software development. You should have, or should be about to obtain, a PhD in experimental particle physics or another relevant subject. You will have a good grounding in and general knowledge of particle physics. Experience of modern data analysis techniques for particle physics experiments and ability to work with the C++ and Python programming languages are required. You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

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

The position is available for an initial fixed term of two years with the possibility of extension to a maximum of five years. The post will be based at Monash with travel to Warwick and CERN as necessary.

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Professor Ulrik Egede, School of Physics and Astronomy,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 11:55 pm AEDT

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