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 CLOSES
The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research 3546384 Curtin 15-JULY-2016
Curtin Fellowships (Early Career and Senior) N/A Curtin 08-AUGUST-2016
Professor or Associate Professor, Radio Astronomy Research – Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy 3547025 Curtin 15-AUGUST-2016
Professor, Radio Astronomy Engineering & Co-Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy 3547014 Curtin 15-AUGUST-2016

The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research

  • Position Title:    Curtin Senior Research Fellow/ Curtin Early Career Researcher Fellow
  • Tenure:    4 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:    $93,342 – $131,843 (ALB / ALC)

Utilise your research skills and astronomy expertise at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy.
This four-year position at ICRAR-Curtin is to undertake an independent research program in the field of accretion and jet physics, working within the accretion physics group led by Dr James Miller-Jones. The proposed research should be aligned with or complementary to existing core research threads, which are centred around X-ray binaries and ultraluminous X-ray sources.
A clear focus for ICRAR-Curtin research programs is the path to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), including the scientific exploitation of SKA pathfinders and precursors such as the ICRAR-Curtin 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 been in its full science operations phase for the past three years and the international MWA collaboration has recently funded a significant upgrade that is now underway. ICRAR researchers also have excellent access to the nearby $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre. The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research has been provided by Curtin University in recognition of Peter’s commitment to the development of radio astronomy. Allowances to cover computing and approved travel for, e.g., observing trips, national and international meetings, will be available on a discretionary basis.
The successful applicant will establish their own research program and contribute to student supervision, and will be expected to participate in competitive grant applications. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, including but not limited to the SKA and its precursor facilities, the MWA and MeerKAT. You will 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.
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 may be negotiable.

Contact: Dr James Miller-Jones

Curtin Fellowships (Early Career and Senior)

  • Position Title:    Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow – CIRA
  • Tenure:    fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:    $93,342 – $131,843 (ALB / ALC)

Curtin Fellowships are available to Local and international applicants and are for a fixed term. See the Fellowship Guidelines for full details.
Applications must be lodged online by the due date.
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Professor or Associate Professor, Radio Astronomy Research – Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

  • Tenure:  Continuing, full-time
  • Salary Range:  $137,678 – $177,345 (ALD/ALE)
  • Contact Person: Professor Carole Jackson on 0061 8 9266 4908
  • Contact Email: carole.jackson@curtin.edu.au

This outstanding opportunity is on offer in the fast-growing team of radio astronomers and engineers within the University’s Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

CIRA undertakes all radio astronomy research at Curtin University and is a partner in a number of significant national and international collaborative ventures, including the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). CIRA pursues research and development in astronomy and radio astronomy engineering focused on the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio-telescope project and its precursor telescopes. In particular, Curtin University directs, owns and operates the $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and is playing a leading role in SKA engineering and science activities, including expertise for SKA1 construction, operations and science leadership.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Technology Park, Bentley. CIRA currently comprises approximately 60 R&D staff and students, with numbers set to further increase over the next two years.

For more information about CIRA and ICRAR see: http://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/ and http://www.icrar.org/research/science

Curtin University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor. This role will involve leading original and innovation contributions across CIRA’s core research programs, providing leadership and mentoring to junior staff to ensure the continued growth of this team.

A doctoral qualification with a strong track record of publications in radio astronomy complementary to CIRA’s core programs is essential. Demonstrated leadership of integrated research activity both within and across groups in academia will be paramount to your success in this position. A competitive salary package will be negotiated, commensurate with experience and achievements.

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Professor, Radio Astronomy Engineering & Co-Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

  • Tenure:  Continuing, full-time
  • Salary Range: $177,345 (ALE) plus loading (negotiable)
  • Contact Person: Professor Kevin Fynn on 0061 8 9266 2997
  • Contact Email: k.fynn@curtin.edu.au

This outstanding opportunity is on offer in the fast-growing team of radio astronomers and engineers within the University’s Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

CIRA undertakes all radio astronomy research at Curtin University and is a partner in a number of significant national and international collaborative ventures, including the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). CIRA pursues research and development focused on the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio-telescope project and its precursor telescopes. In particular, Curtin University directs, owns and operates the $50m Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and has a pivotal role in SKA pre-construction activities. With half of the SKA to be sited in Western Australia, CIRA is building expertise for SKA construction, operations and science leadership.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Technology Park, Bentley. CIRA currently comprises approximately 60 R&D staff and students, with numbers set to further increase over coming years.

For more information about CIRA and ICRAR see: http://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/ and http://www.icrar.org/research/technology-engineering

This position is the only Chair in radio astronomy engineering in Australia. It encompasses leadership of all CIRA’s engineering programs, including SKA engagement, MWA development, and novel engineering research across a range of sub-disciplines including antenna engineering, receiver systems development, electronics, signal processing and data intensive astronomy, and power systems.

Curtin University invites applications for this tenured Chair with the expectation that the appointee will provide high-level leadership within CIRA and associated ventures, and continue CIRA’s success in exploiting opportunities at the boundary of astronomy and engineering.

A doctoral qualification and a strong track record of publications in radio astronomy or engineering complementary to CIRA’s core programs are essential. Demonstrated leadership of integrated research activity both within and across groups in academia and/or industry is paramount to your success in this position. A competitive salary package will be negotiated, commensurate with experience and achievements.

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