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Current Vacancies

CAASTRO 3D Fellowships – two positions ANU 514752 Curtin/UWA 16-JAN-2017

CAASTRO 3D Fellowships

  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship with CAASTRO-3D
  • Tenure: 4 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range: $85,916 – $115,277 (ALA/ALB)
  • Location: One position available at Curtin University and one position available at The University of Western Australia

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (CAASTRO-3D) spans six (6) Australian universities, three (3) national infrastructure facilities, and seven (7) international partner institutions.
Headed by Professor Lisa Kewley at the Australian National University, the newly formed Centre of Excellence is offering one (1) prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship at each research node to outstanding early career postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent, world-leading observational or theoretical research focused on the main Centre scientific programs. CAASTRO-3D’s Curtin and UWA nodes’ research focus are the Epoch of Reionisation, ASKAP Surveys, First Galaxies, and Data Intensive Astronomy Infrastructure:

  • Data Intensive Science: the Centre is reliant on the efficient collection, processing, storage and curation of vast amounts of data from the Centre’s scientific programs, requiring novel techniques and advanced algorithms to accomplish. Contact: Professor Andreas Wicenec, Professor Lister Staveley-Smith, and Dr Martin Meyer.
  • First Galaxies: Following the launch of JWST on Oct-2018 we will be conducting guaranteed time observations to obtain an ultra-deep JWST field, as well as searching for z>12 galaxies using foreground clusters to amplify the distant light. Contact: Professor Simon Driver.
  • The Epoch of Reionisation: This program will use the Murchison Widefield Array in Western Australia to detect the Epoch of Reionisation using neutral hydrogen emission, compare with the predictions of detailed theoretical simulations, and work towards the future SKA EoR program. Contact: Dr Cathryn Trott, Professor Carole Jackson.
  • ASKAP Surveys: The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is conducting three large surveys (FLASH, WALLABY, and DINGO) to measure the mass and angular momentum through neutral hydrogen gas of hundreds of thousand galaxies over the past 6 billion years. Dr Martin Meyer, Professor Lister Staveley-Smith and Professor Simon Driver.
  • The Genesis Simulation Suite: Complementing the observational science programs of CAASTRO-3D is an ambitious and comprehensive theoretical program of cosmological simulations and galaxy formation modelling, including development of novel astrophysical models and detailed comparison of simulation predictions with observational datasets (e.g. the ASKAP and SAMI surveys). Contact: A/Professor Chris Power.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and is a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia (UWA). ICRAR is playing a key role in Australia’s participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. ICRAR is a highly regarded international Centre with over 150 staff and students delivering world-class outcomes for astronomical science, engineering and data intensive astronomy. ICRAR offers a very vibrant and innovative research culture and supportive environment. ICRAR researchers also have excellent access to the nearby $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre.

These prestigious Fellowships are tenable at one or more Australian CAASTRO-3D host institutions of the Fellows’ choice, subject to a maximum of one Fellow per host institution per year. Fellows may spend up to two 2 years visiting at another CAASTRO-3D host institution or partner institution of their choice, and are encouraged to conduct research within more than one scientific program. Both UWA and Curtin University are host institutions and we encourage applicants to contact us for further information on the specific aspects of the following CAASTRO-3D programs which are centred at our Universities:

Further information is available on the ANU Job Listing. Applicants should review the complete advert for these Fellowships as there is a central evaluation process. Also see the AAS  job advert (JRID57644, open 1 December).
Overall Contacts: Professor Carole Jackson (CAASTRO-3D Curtin Node Director) or Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (CAASTRO-3D UWA Node Director)