Applications are open for a PhD position at The University of Sydney, to conduct research in the field of direct dark matter detection. The scholarship is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant No. DE220100225: "Unmasking dark matter, from the laboratory to the Milky Way". The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with grant holder Dr Ciaran O'Hare, as well as Prof Celine Boehm, on a range of topics related to dark matter (broadly defined).
The research may incorporate any mixture of astronomical data analysis, theoretical particle physics, numerical simulations, and experimental statistical analyses, depending on the preferences and skills of the successful candidate. The work will be primarily supervised by Dr Ciaran O’Hare, a research fellow who is also an associate investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, and a member of the CYGNUS international experimental collaboration. There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate and engage with other astronomers and particle physicists from across Australia and around the world.
The candidate must hold a First or Second Class Upper Honours degree or Masters degree with a substantial research component. Ideally, past research experience should be focused towards astronomy, astrophysics, particle physics, theoretical physics or similar fields.
How to apply
The application process will be completed via the University of Sydney internal system, so please first express your interest in the position by emailing Ciaran O'Hare ([email protected]) as soon as possible with a short personal description, CV, and any other relevant details you have on hand already, for example description of prior research experience, academic transcripts, or reference letters. These are not required when initially expressing interest, but will be needed during the formal application process later on.