Employment

ICRAR is a great place to work, and we encourage you to apply for any vacancy that you are suitably qualified for.  

For more information on the benefits of employment at ICRAR with either Curtin University or The University of Western Australia, you can visit the Curtin or UWA employment websites. 

Current Vacancies

Position Ref Location Closing date
Research Associate/Research Assistant Professor (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Researcher on Cosmic Flows) 493448 UWA 31-OCT-2014
Research Associate/Research Fellow (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Researcher on the Epoch of Reionisation) 3519339 Curtin 31-OCT-2014
Senior Research Fellow/ Principle Research Fellow/ Senior Principle Research Fellow 493579 UWA 21-NOV-2014
The Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics 493582 UWA 28-NOV-2014

Research Associate (CAASTRO Fellowship)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level A $61,487 - $83,439 or Level B $87,833 - $104,303 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO") aims to establish Australia as a world-leader in wide-field optical and radio astronomy. CAASTRO is answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, is developing innovative ways of processing enormous data sets, and is enabling a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers. CAASTRO is a research partnership between The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Queensland, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, the latter two operating as the joint venture, ICRAR. CAASTRO is also collaborating closely with the Australian Astronomical Observatory, CSIRO, and other Australian and international partners.

This position, based at the UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, invites a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to use velocity data from the recent 2MTF, 6dFGVs and other galaxy surveys to develop a detailed understanding of the distribution of dark matter in the local Universe. You will work with a very dynamic CAASTRO team based at ICRAR and with researchers at ANU, Swinburne and Queensland.

Benefits include generous superannuation and leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance.

CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.

For further information regarding the position please contact W/Prof Lister Staveley-Smith after viewing the position documentation on the UWA website.

For a full position description and to apply please visit the UWA Job Listing.

 

Research Associate/Research Fellow (CAASTRO)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $62,832 - $106,579 (ALA/ALB)
  • Plus 17% superannuation

Be part of the Australian Research Councils (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) is a research partnership between a number of Australian universities which aims to establish Australia as a world-leader in wide-field optical and radio astronomy. Collaborating closely with the Australian Astronomical Observatory, CSIRO, and other Australian and international partners CAASTRO supports the activities of over 160 researchers, administrative staff and students.

Based at Curtin’s Bentley campus you will contribute to the detection of the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) signal with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio interferometer located in the Western Australian desert.

To be appointed as a Research Associate, you require demonstrated progress towards a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline and competency in a range of qualitative and quantitative research tasks.

To be appointed as a Research Fellow, you will require a doctoral qualification and a record of research outputs in high quality referred journals.

Subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dr Cathryn Trott after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.

For a full position description and to apply please visit the Curtin Job Listing.


Senior Research Fellow/ Principle Research Fellow/ Senior Principle Research Fellow

  • 2 x Tenurable Appointments
  • Level C $110,822- 127,788 p.a. / Level D $133,440 – $147,012 p.a./ Level E $171,893
  • Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions. For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

ICRAR is seeking to appoint two senior positions who will take a leading research and research supervision role at ICRAR in an area in astronomy and astrophysics related to one or more of the core research strengths of ICRAR.  The positions are tenurable at UWA with the first five years being for research. There may be UWA teaching and other duties after this period, as directed. ICRAR will provide a startup package and generous travel and research support. These senior positions will collaborate with national and international science teams on projects of fundamental importance, particularly with large-scale surveys, simulations and projects that will help support science with the SKA, its pathfinders and other national and international facilities.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or related discipline. Applicants are requested to submit their CV, the names of three referees, description of past achievements and an outline of future proposal. Applicants will be considered for both positions unless informed otherwise.

Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions and airfares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependents along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment. The position will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA, Perth Western Australia and it is listed as one of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.

For further information regarding the position please contact Prof Lister Staveley-Smith after viewing the position documentation on the UWA website.

For a full position description and to apply please visit the UWA Job Listing.

 

The Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level A $63,332 - $85,942 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

UWA graduate Dr Jim Buckee, who gained a BSc Honours at UWA in 1967 and a PhD in Astrophysics at Britain's Oxford University in 1970, has generously endowed a new research position at UWA that will play a key role in the SKA project.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to apply for the prestigious Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics to undertake research in supercomputer modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer simulations. Applicants must have a PhD in computational astrophysics, radio astronomy or related discipline.

The Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA, Perth Western Australia and it is listed as one of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.

Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions and airfares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependents along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

For further information regarding the position please contact Prof Chris Power after viewing the position documentation on the UWA website.

For a full position description and to apply please visit the UWA Job Listing.

 

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