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|Research Associate (CAASTRO Fellowship)||493105||UWA||30-JUN-2014|
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, 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. CAASTRO supports the activities of over 130 researchers, administrative staff and students.
This position, based at the UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, invites a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to undertake theoretical and/or semi-analytical modeling of galaxy kinematics, targeted to the analysis of world-class kinematic data currently obtained with the Sydney Australian Astronomical Observatory Multi-object Integral Field Spectrograph (SAMI). The objective is to build towards a new model of galaxy evolution that explicitly accounts for the fundamental role angular momentum plays in forming and shaping galaxies. This task will also include the post-processing of kinematic observations and hydrodynamic simulations performed at ICRAR. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics.
This appointment will be for 3 years at Level A/B. CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; for Australian citizens or permanent residents, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position. Due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis.
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.