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
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/Research Fellow 3523171 Curtin 12-DEC-2014
Research Associate 3523182 Curtin 12-DEC-2014
Research Associate/Research Fellow 3523149 Curtin 12-DEC-2014
Research Associate/Research Fellow 3523160 Curtin 12-DEC-2014
Research Fellow 3523193 Curtin 12-DEC-2014

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.


Research Associate/Research Fellow

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: $79,433 - $106,579 (ALA/ALB)

The Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy(CIRA) forms one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, comprising more than 100 researchers, administrative staff and students, working on a broad range of radio astronomical science, instrumentation and high-performance computing. A clear focus for CIRA research programs is the path to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), including the scientific exploitation of SKA pathfinders and precursors, such as the CIRA-led $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and a leading role in SKA pre-construction activities over the next three years. In particular, the MWA has now entered its full science operations phase and the surveys are now underway. CIRA researchers have excellent access to the new $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre.

As Research Associate/Research Fellow you will conduct research with MWA data as well as carrying out 30 percent science support duties to assist with the ongoing operations of the MWA instrument. For the 70 percent science component we are seeking candidates capable of exploring emerging or novel MWA science, this may involve the development of new, and perhaps unique, approaches to data analysis to explore the fullest capabilities of the MWA.

You need a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related field and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish high-quality papers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with low-frequency radio astronomy and those who propose new science areas to be explored with the MWA telescope.

*This role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support may be negotiable.

For further information regarding the position please contact Prof Carole Jackson after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.

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


Research Associate

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $79,433 - $85,265(ALA)

Contribute to cutting-edge research underway at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy(CIRA).

CIRA forms one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, comprising more than 100 researchers, administrative staff and students, working on a broad range of radio astronomical science, instrumentation and high-performance computing projects. CIRA research programs have a clear focus on the path to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), including the scientific exploitation of SKA pathfinders and precursors, such as the CIRA-led $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and a leading role in SKA pre-construction activities over the next three years. In particular, the MWA has now entered its full science operations phase and the surveys are now underway. CIRA researchers have excellent access to the new $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre.

As Research Associate, you will work with Prof Carole Jackson using the MWA to study the evolution of AGN and population models.

You need a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related field and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish high-quality papers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with low-frequency extragalactic radio astronomy and/or multi-wavelength analysis of deep survey data.

*Curtin University supports flexible working environments this role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support may be negotiable.

For further information regarding the position please contact Prof Carole Jackson after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.

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


Research Associate/Research Fellow

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: $79,433 - $106,579 (ALA/ALB)

Apply your research skills in the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) extra-galactic group at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

CIRA forms one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, comprising more than 100 researchers, administrative staff and students, working on a broad range of radio astronomical science, instrumentation and high-performance computing. The CIRA-led $50M MWA has now entered its full science operations phase and the surveys are now underway.

As Research Associate/Research Fellow you will work with Dr Nick Seymour using the MWA to study the evolution of the most massive and powerful galaxies.

You need a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related field and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish high-quality papers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

*This role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support may be negotiable.

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

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


Research Associate/Research Fellow

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: $79,433 - $106,579 (ALA/ALB)

Utilise your research skills and radio astronomy expertise at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy.

CIRA forms one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, comprised of more than 100 researchers, administrative staff and students, working on a broad range of radio astronomical science, instrumentation and high-performance computing projects. A clear focus for CIRA research programs is the path to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), including the scientific exploitation of SKA pathfinders and precursors, such as the CIRA-led $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and a leading role in SKA pre-construction activities over the next three years. In particular, the MWA has now entered its full science operations phase and the surveys are now underway. CIRA researchers have excellent access to the new $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre.

As Research Associate/Research Fellow, based at Curtin’s Bentley campus, you will work with Dr James Miller-Jones to conduct targeted radio monitoring campaigns with the primary aim of detecting new transient outbursts of X-ray binary systems. To undertake these surveys, you will employ next-generation radio telescopes such as the CIRA-led $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), as well as international facilities such as the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).

You need a PhD in a relevant discipline and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish high-quality papers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in observational radio astronomy.

*This role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support may be negotiable.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dr James Miller-Jones after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.

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


Research Fellow

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $89,751 - $106,579 (ALB)

Do you have the expertise in accretion physics necessary to impact on research at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)?

CIRA forms one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, comprised of more than 100 researchers, administrative staff and students, working on a broad range of radio astronomical science, instrumentation and high-performance computing projects.

As Research Fellow, based at Curtin’s Bentley campus, you will join Dr James Miller-Jones and an international team working on a comprehensive radio continuum survey of Galactic globular clusters, aiming to detect and characterize quiescent accreting black holes.

You need a PhD in a relevant discipline and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. High-level communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the fields of accretion physics or jet production.

*Curtin University supports flexible working environments, and this role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support may be negotiable.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dr James Miller-Jones after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.

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

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