Past Vacancies

The following previously advertised positions have now closed. Please feel free to apply for any of the positions listed on the current vacancies page.

Position Ref Location Closing date
Associate Professor/Professor 1173 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Engineer 1174 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Engineer 1175 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Senior Research Fellow 1176 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Fellow 1177 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Senior Research Fellow 1178 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Fellow 1179 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Fellow 1180 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Senior Technical Officer 1181 Curtin University 11-DEC-2009
Research Professor/Research - Winthrop Professor 2940 UWA 11-DEC-2009
Research Associate Professor 2941 UWA 11-DEC-2009
Research Assistant Professor/Research - Associate Professor 2942 UWA 11-DEC-2009
Research Associate/Research Assistant - Professor 2943 UWA 11-DEC-2009
Super Science Fellow, Solar Science 1431 Curtin University 30-JUNE-2010
Super Science Fellow, Transients 1433 Curtin University 30-JUNE-2010
Super Science Fellow, DINGO 3121 UWA 15-JULY-2010
Super Science Fellow, Wallaby 3120 UWA 15-JULY-2010
Research Officer - Radio Astronomy 1587 Curtin University 15-NOV-2010
Research Engineer - Radio Astronomy 1588 Curtin University 15-NOV-2010
MWA Data Archive Specialist 1590 Curtin University 15-NOV-2010
Senior Research Fellow: High Angular Resolution Astronomy 1591 Curtin University 15-NOV-2010
Research Associate Professor - Database Technologies 3244 The University of Western Australia 03-DEC-2010
Research Associate Professor - High Performance Computing 3245 The University of Western Australia 03-DEC-2010
Research Assistant Professor - CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist 3268 The University of Western Australia 07-DEC-2010
Research Associate - CAASTRO GPU Programmer 3269 The University of Western Australia 07-DEC-2010
Postdoctoral Position - CAASTRO Global Epoch of Reionisation Experiments 1666 Curtin University 07-DEC-2010
CAASTRO Education and Outreach Coordinator 1667 Curtin University 07-DEC-2010
Postdoctoral Position - CAASTRO Slow Transient Algorithms 1668 Curtin University 07-DEC-2010
Postdoctoral Position - CAASTRO Fast Radio Transients 1669 Curtin University 07-DEC-2010
MWA Imaging and Calibration Fellow 1665 Curtin University 13-DEC-2010
Research Associate Professor/Research Professor 3270 The University of Western Australia 14-JAN-2011
Executive Assistant 3393 The University of Western Australia 01-FEB-2011
Research Associate - Astronomical Database Technologies 3349 The University of Western Australia 04-FEB-2011
Administrative Coordinator 1795 Curtin University 21-FEB-11
Research Associate - Magellanic System Research 3394 The University of Western Australia 04-MAR-2011
Research Engineer
Curtin University
CAASTRO Postdoc in Global Epoch of Reionisation Experiments 1909 Curtin University 20-MAY-2011




RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (CAASTRO POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST) 3735 UWA 02-DEC-2011
SKA Organisation - Chief Communications Officer 3735 SKA Organisation, UK 08-JUN-2012
SKA Organisation - Chief Systems Engineer MCSE01 SKA Organisation, UK 07-AUG-2012
SKA Organisation - Engineering Project Manager: Aperture Arrays MEPM02 SKA Organisation, UK 07-AUG-2012
SKA Organisation - Engineering Project Manager: Dishes MEPM01 SKA Organisation, UK 07-AUG-2012
SKA Organisation - Element System Engineer: Aperture Arrays MESE02 SKA Organisation, UK 07-AUG-2012
theSkyNet - Web Programmer/Analyst 4157 UWA 23-OCT-2012
Research Associate (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist) 4196 UWA 11-JAN-2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Aperture Arrays for SKA-low 3488650 Curtin 28-JAN-2013
Research Associate - John Stocker Fellow 4244 UWA 15-FEB-2013
Research Associate - GAMA Multiwavelength Scientist 4245 UWA 15-FEB-2013
Research Associate (Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics) 492331 UWA 29-MAR-2013
Project Officer (Outreach and Communications) 492449 UWA 04-JUNE-2013
Postdoctoral Researcher (CAASTRO) 3502260 Curtin 31-OCT-2013
Research Assistant Professor (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist in Galaxy Evolution) 492599 UWA 31-OCT-2013
Research Associate (CAASTRO Fellowship) 492607 UWA 31-OCT-2013
Research Associate (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist in Intensity Mapping) 492618 UWA 31-
Postdoctoral Researcher 3504507 Curtin 20-JAN-2014
Research Associate - Observational Astrophysics 492745 UWA 31-JAN-2014
Research Associate - Computational Astrophysics 492744 UWA 31-JAN-2014
 

Associate Professor/Professor

RADIO ASTRONOMY

REF: 1173

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALD/ALE, $106,950 - $137,302 p.a.

This is an exciting role involving leadership of ICRAR’s aperture array antenna project, a Square Kilometre Array technology development task being conducted with international partners. Involving a wide range of design, development and characterization activities, the project will deliver low-frequency sparse arrays suitable for deployment in SKA Phase 1. The position requires a PhD (or equivalent), experience in antenna and RF systems, a track record of producing quality research outputs and an interest in fostering the development of students and early career ICRAR staff.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Engineer

RADIO ASTRONOMY

REF: 1174

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALC $88,522 - $102,074 p.a.

ICRAR is developing leading-edge digital systems for radio astronomy signal processing and related applications. This position would suit an engineer who is experienced in the design of fast FPGA-based systems and the production of prototypes, has a wide range of electronics skills, and is willing to help train students and early career staff. The position requires graduate qualifications in electronics engineering (or related field), a track record of innovative engineering and good written and verbal communication skills.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Engineer

RADIO ASTRONOMY

REF: 1175

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALC $88,522 - $102,074 p.a.

ICRAR has a major role in protecting the pristine radio quietness of Australia’s candidate SKA site, in the Murchison region of WA. This position involves establishment and operation of ICRAR’s electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) activities, contribution to antenna and RF engineering projects, and guidance of students and early career staff. The position requires postgraduate qualifications in electronics engineering (or related field), a track record of quality research and experience in teaching at tertiary level.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Senior Research Fellow

HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION RADIO ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

REF: 1176

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALC/ALD $88,522 - $117,426 p.a.

The position encompasses leading roles in the establishment of ICRAR’s research and development program dealing with high angular resolution radio astronomy science and techniques, including leading the development of the design study for the successful ASKAP Survey Science proposal, “The high angular resolution component of ASKAP”, make major contributions to science using the Australian LBA, take a leading role in promoting the case for long baselines as part of the SKA in the international arena, and work to define the long baseline SKA options for Australia. A PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy and a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of high angular resolution radio astronomy is essential. A strong track record in research output and research leadership is also essential.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Fellow

HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION RADIO ASTRONOMY SOFTWARE

REF: 1177

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALB/ALC $72,263 - $102,074 p.a.

The purpose of this position is to produce a suite of real-time observing and correlation control/monitor software for the Australian eVLBI facility, develop software in support of ASKAP as a VLBI antenna and post-correlation VLBI data analysis software and conduct scientific research. A PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy and a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of high angular resolution radio astronomy is essential. Also essential are good computing and programming skills, preferably in a high performance computing environment.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Senior Research Fellow

HIGH TIME RESOLUTION RADIO ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

REF: 1178

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALC/ALD $88,522 - $117,426 p.a.

The position encompasses leading roles in the establishment of ICRAR’s research and development program dealing with high time resolution radio astronomy science and techniques and the ICRAR signature science theme, “The Dynamic Universe”, including major contributions to the design study for a successful ASKAP Survey Science proposal and major participation in experiments using existing radio telescopes. A PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy and a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of high time resolution radio astronomy is essential. A strong track record in research output and research leadership is also essential.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Fellow

HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION RADIO ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

REF: 1179

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALB/ALC $72,263 - $102,074 p.a.

The primary activities for this position will be to contribute to the development of the design study for the successful ASKAP Survey Science proposal, “The high angular resolution component of ASKAP”, make contributions to science using the Australian LBA, contribute to promotion of the case for long baselines as part of the SKA and contribute to work to define the long baseline SKA options for Australia. A PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy and a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of high angular resolution radio astronomy is essential. A strong track record in research output is also essential.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Fellow

WIDE-FIELD VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY

REF: 1180

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: ALA/ALB $50,587 - $85,815 p.a.

The primary purpose of this position is to extend and exploit the wide-field capabilities of the DiFX software correlator, in order to conduct novel new surveys of radio sources with high sensitivity, high angular resolution and over wide fields of view, using instruments such as the Australia Long Baseline Array and the VLBA. A PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy and a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of high angular resolution radio astronomy is essential. Also essential are good computing skills, preferably in a high performance computing environment.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Senior Technical Officer

RADIO ASTRONOMY

REF: 1181

  • 5 year appointment
  • Salary range: HEGS Level GJ06 $58,628 - $69,543 p.a.

ICRAR is seeking a Senior Technical Officer (STO) with well-developed practical skills across a range of electronics engineering areas, an interest in producing novel radio astronomy instrumentation and a willingness to take a leading role in establishing and operating a new R&D laboratory. The position requires a relevant degree, diploma or advanced certificate, broad electronics knowledge, hands-on technical capabilities and good communication and teamwork abilities.

This position is based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Professor/Research - Winthrop Professor

ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

REF: 2940

  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level D $109,346 - $120,466 p.a.
  • Salary range: Level E $140,855 p.a.

This position will strengthen ICRAR’s participation in the scientific utilization of the Australian SKA Pathfinder for HI and related studies, lead astronomical research programs relevant to the SKA and other research programs of a world-leading nature, work with a small group of dedicated researchers and students, and play a key role in building collaboration and partnership with the national and international collaborators. The appointee will be expected to assist ICRAR in the national effort to present Australia as the optimum site to host the international SKA project.

This position is based at ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.


Research Associate Professor

ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

REF: 2941

  • 5 year appointment
  • Tenurable appointment possible for exceptional candidate
  • Salary range: Level C $90,811 - $104,713 p.a.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate Professor to assist in developing its capability in HI and related science relevant to the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the SKA. The appointee will develop research programs of a world-leading nature, work with a group of dedicated researchers and students, and play a key role in building collaboration and partnership with the national and international collaborators.

This position is based at ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.


Research Assistant Professor/Research - Associate Professor

DEPUTY INTERNATIONAL SKA PROJECT SCIENTIST

REF: 2942

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $74,132 - $88,033 p.a.
  • Salary range: Level C $90,811 - $104,713 p.a.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist who will act as Deputy International SKA Project Scientist. The scientist will be based at ICRAR but will undertake regular lengthy visits to the SPDO at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester (UK), the host for the SPDO in the period 2008-2012 and the largest astronomy centre in the UK. The appointee will receive direction from the SPDO and the SKA project scientist and will be provided with time to conduct independent research, in the field of their expertise.

This position is based at ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.


Research Associate/Research Assistant - Professor

SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE TOOLS

REF: 2943

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $51,895 - $70,424 p.a. - minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD will be $68,018 p.a.
  • Salary range: Level B $74,132 - $88,033 p.a.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate/Research Assistant Professor to facilitate the scientific utilization of the Australian SKA Pathfinder by researchers at ICRAR and other institutes. The appointee will conduct scientific research relevant to the SKA and develop software tools to aid the mining and parameterization of HI data cubes, work with a group of dedicated researchers and students, and play a key role in building collaboration partnership with the national and international collaborators.

This position is based at ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.

Super Science Fellows


Solar Radio Astronomy and Radio Transients (Fast or Slow)

REF: 1431 (Solar Science) and 1433 (Transients)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: $A63,955 p.a. plus benefits

Super Science Fellowships in radio astronomy are now available at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Curtin University of Technology

ICRAR/Curtin is advertising for two Super Science Fellows, early career researcher positions funded by the Australian Research Council.

Both Fellows will work on the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) project, an SKA pathfinder telescope under construction at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.  One Fellow is sought in the area of solar radio astronomy.  One Fellow is sought in the area of radio transients (fast or slow).

The Fellowships come with a salary of $A63,955 p.a. plus benefits and a generous annual research allowance of $A40,000.  The positions are for three years.

These positions are based at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Deep Investigation of Neutral Gas Origins (DINGO)

REF: 3121

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary:  Level A Step 8 $72,537 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Research budget $20K; research support package $20K p.a.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated Super Science Fellow to engage in research related to deep neutral hydrogen surveys with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The Super Science Fellowship scheme is an Australian government initiative to attract outstanding Australian and international early-career scientists in key areas of science.  Assistance with relocation expenses is available.

The Super Science Fellow will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA. There will be an annual Super Science Symposium which the Fellow is encouraged to attend. 


Widefield ASKAP L-Band Legacy All-sky Blind survey (Wallaby)

REF: 3120

  • 3 year appointment
  • Hosted by CSIRO for one of the three years
  • Salary:  Level A Step 8 $72,537 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Research budget $20K; research support package $20K p.a.

IICRAR is looking for a highly motivated Super Science Fellow to engage in research related to the Widefield ASKAP L-Band Legacy All-sky Blind survey (Wallaby) and synergistic optical and radio surveys. The Super Science Fellowship scheme is an Australian government initiative to attract outstanding Australian and international early-career scientists in key areas of science.  Assistance with relocation expenses is available.

The Super Science Fellow will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will frequently visit ASKAP scientists at CSIRO in Sydney, which will act as a host institution for up to one of the three years of the fellowship. There will be an annual Super Science Symposium which the Fellow is encouraged to attend. 


Research Officer - Radio Astronomy

REF: 1587

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: $A51,045 to $A62,891 p.a.

The appointee will assist in the management and reporting of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) engineering projects and participate in the development of novel radio astronomy instruments.

This position requires a degree in science or engineering (or equivalent), good time management and communication skills and willingness to contribute to a strong cross-disciplinary team.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. 

Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

 

Research Engineer - Radio Astronomy

REF: 1588

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: $A75,554 to $A106,721 p.a.

This position involves leading-edge radio-frequency (RF) engineering research in relation to very low-noise receiving systems, as well as the expansion of postgraduate education opportunities in radio astronomy engineering.

The position will suit a graduate (desirably postgraduate) engineer with interest and experience in RF systems and a willingness to develop engineering education opportunities.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. 

Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

 

MWA Data Archive Specialist

REF: 1590

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: $A75,554 to $A106,721 p.a.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development of a large scale data archive for the Murchison Widefield Array.

Relevant experience required in high performance computing and data archiving and ability to contribute to a cross-disciplinary team.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. 

Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Senior Research Fellow: High Angular Resolution Astronomy

REF: 1591

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: $A92,552 to $A122,771 p.a.

We seek a Senior Research Fellow in the area of high angular resolution radio astronomy (Very Long Baseline Interferometry). The successful applicant will be responsible for taking a leadership position with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and within the Australian radio astronomy community.

The appointee will have a PhD in radio astronomy or a closely related field and have leadership qualities required to lead a significant and growing team.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. 

Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Research Associate Professor: Database Technologies

REF: 3244

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: $A93,535 to $A107,854 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation (salary packaging is available)

ICRAR is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate Professor to assist in developing its capability in database technologies relevant to the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the SKA.  

The appointee will develop research programs of a world-leading nature, work with a group of dedicated researchers and students, play a key role in building national and international collaboration in database technologies and contribute to the vision of achieving and sustaining research excellence in astronomical and database technologies.

The position will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.  Some assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated.

The closing date for this position is the 3rd of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position descriptions please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Winthrop Professor Andreas Wicenec (andreas.wicenec@icrar.org) or Professor Peter Quinn (peter.quinn@icrar.org)

  

Research Associate Professor: High Performance Computing

REF: 3245

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: $A93,535 to $A107,854 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation (salary packaging is available)

ICRAR is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate Professor to work in the area of high performance computing relevant to the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the SKA.  The work is required to support the data exploration environment for the radio astronomy data collected by the pathfinder projects.  

The appointee will develop research programs of a world-leading nature, work with a group of dedicated researchers and students, play a key role in building national and international collaboration in HPC technologies.  The positions contribute to the vision of achieving and sustaining research excellence in high performance computing.

The position will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP scientists and engineers in Sydney.  Some assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated.

The closing date for this position is the 3rd of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position descriptions please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Winthrop Professor Andreas Wicenec (andreas.wicenec@icrar.org) or Professor Peter Quinn (peter.quinn@icrar.org)

   

Research Assistant Professor: CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist

REF: 3268

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level B $A78,676 to $A93,394 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation (salary packaging is available)
  • Research Budget
  • Some assistance with relocation (if applicable) may be negotiated

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

CAASTRO is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to undertake research related to the Widefield ASKAP L-Band Legacy All-sky Blind survey (Wallaby).  Wallaby is the premier survey of extragalactic neutral hydrogen on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope being constructed by CSIRO in Western Australia.

The CAASTRO Scientist will be based at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) which is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between UWA and Curtin University. The scientist will be expected to interact with ICRAR scientists, CAASTRO scientists at other nodes, CSIRO ASKAP scientists in Sydney and Western Australia and scientists at the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science in Perth.  CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; for Australian citizens and permanent residents this opportunity is available as either a full-time or fractional position.  For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (lister.staveley-smith@icrar.org)

 

Research Associate: CAASTRO GPU Programmer

REF: 3269

  • 12 month appointment
  • Salary: Level A $A55,055 to $A74,713 p.a. - minimum starting salary for an appointee with PhD will be $A72,160 p.a.
  • Research Budget

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

The CAASTRO GPU Programmer will be based at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) which is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between UWA and Curtin University. 

The successful applicant will be embedded with the ICRAR ICT team headed by Professor Andreas Wicenec and is expected to interact with ICRAR scientists, CAASTRO scientists at other nodes (including theme leader Professor Matthew Bailes at Swinburne), CSIRO ASKAP scientists in Sydney and Western Australia, and scientists at the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science in Perth. CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; for Australian citizens and permanent residents this opportunity is available as either a full-time or fractional position. Due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (lister.staveley-smith@icrar.org)

   

Postdoctoral Position: CAASTRO Global Epoch of Reionisation

REF: 1666

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level ALA $A53,686 to $A72,854 p.a.

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

A postdoctoral position exists to conduct experiments for the detection of the global Epoch of Reionisation signal. Applicants must possess a PhD in astronomy or related field as well as a good understanding of the fundamentals of radio astronomy.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices. For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Steven Tingay (steven.tingay@icrar.org)

   

CAASTRO Education and Outreach Coordinator

REF: 1667

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level ALA $A53,686 to $A72,854 p.a.

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

An Education and Outreach Coordinator position exists for a new $28m ARC Centre of Excellence in All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). This position will formulate, execute and manage an outreach and education program across six Australian universities. Applicants must possess a science-based degree or equivalent, as well as the ability to manage outreach programs and work within a team environment.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices. For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Steven Tingay (steven.tingay@icrar.org)

   

Postdoctoral Position: CAASTRO Slow Transient Algorithms

REF: 1668

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level ALA $A53,686 to $A72,854 p.a.

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

A postdoctoral position exists to develop novel new algorithms for the detection of slow radio transients. Applicants must possess a PhD in astronomy or related field as well as a good understanding of the fundamentals or radio astronomy.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices. For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Steven Tingay (steven.tingay@icrar.org)

   

Postdoctoral Position: CAASTRO Fast Radio Transients

REF: 1669

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level ALA $A53,686 to $A72,854 p.a.

The Australian astronomy community has recently received $28M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO will commence operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers

A postdoctoral position exists to develop new techniques for the detection of fast radio transients. Applicants must possess a PhD in astronomy or related field as well as a good understanding of the fundamentals or radio astronomy.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices. For more information, on this and other positions within CAASTRO, see http://www.caastro.org.au/Jobs.

The closing date for this position is the 7th of December 2010. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Steven Tingay (steven.tingay@icrar.org)


MWA Imaging and Calibration Fellow

REF: 1665

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: $A53,686 to $A72,854 p.a.

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy is offering a Super Science Fellowship to undertake research into imaging and calibration techniques for the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a Precursor to the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.

Based at the Curtin University Bentley Campus, the position will work within the international MWA project and will qualify for a $40,000 research budget.

To be successful you will need to possess a PhD in radio astronomy and demonstrate a proven track record of excellence.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Certified Agreements. 

Employee benefits include up to 17 percent employer superannuation contribution, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging program, and flexible and family friendly work practices.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, within the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The closing date for this position is 13 December 2010. To submit an application and view the position descriptions please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/index.cfm

Queries can be forwarded to Prof. Steven Tingay (steven.tingay@icrar.org)


Research Associate Professor/Research Professor

REF: 3270

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary: Level C $A96,341 to $A111,090, Level D $A116,005 to $A127,802
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Research Budget
  • Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable)

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated Research Professor/Research Associate Professor to lead ground-breaking research in one or more of the following areas: (1) the halo of the Milky Way; (2) science from extragalactic surveys using one of the two Australian SKA precursor arrays, the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). Outstanding applicants in other fields related to radio astronomy and the SKA will be considered.

The appointee will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact with a broad range of ICRAR, national and international scientists. This position will suit an outstanding early to mid-career researcher of exceptional promise.

The closing date for this position is the 14th of January 2011. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (lister.staveley-smith@icrar.org)


Executive Assistant

REF: 3393

  • 3.5 year appointment
  • Salary: Level 6 $A63,043 to $A66,728
  • Plus 17% superannuation and salary packaging is available

We are seeking a very good team player and a highly organised and motivated person for the role of Executive Assistant to the Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICRAR. In this role you will be required to respond efficiently and effectively to a broad range of requests and will be a part of the ICRAR administrative team.

The closing date for this position is the 1st of February 2011. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Dr Renu Sharma (General Manager) (renu.sharma@icrar.org) or Professor Peter Quinn (Director) (peter.quinn@icrar.org)


Research Associate Professor/Research Professor

REF: 3349

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: Level A $A55,055 to $A74,713 (minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD will be $72,160)
  • Plus 17% superannuation and salary packaging is available
  • Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated

ICRAR and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project (http://www.lsst.org/lsst) are seeking a motivated researcher for a joint position in the field of astronomical database research. The position will exploit synergies, and share resources, between radio and optical projects in order to facilitate multi-wavelength astronomical research with very large data collections from LSST and the radio survey telescopes ASKAP and MWA.

The position will be based 50% at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact frequently with ASKAP and MWA scientists and engineers based in Perth and Sydney. The remaining 50% time will be at the LSST Project team in the USA. 

The closing date for this position is the 4th of February 2011. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Winthrop Professor Andreas Wicenec (andreas.wicenec@icrar.org) or Professor Peter Quinn (Director) (peter.quinn@icrar.org)

 

Administrative Coordinator

REF: 1795

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: HEGS Level GJ05 $A53,107-$A65,431
  • Up to 17% superannuation and salary packaging is available

An Administrative Coordinator position is required to provide high level executive and administrative support to both Director(s) within the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy (CIRA) and administrative leadership to the CIRA administrative team.

You will hold authority and hence will be required to demonstrate initiative, leadership and responsibility with limited supervision from the Co-Directors. This critical role is required to ensure a smooth and efficient daily operation of the Institute.

The closing date for this position is the 21st of February 2011. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://futurestaff.curtin.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Dr Ian Warrilow, School of Science Business Manager (I.Warrilow@curtin.edu.au ).

  

Research Associate: John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow Magellanic System Research

REF: 3394

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: Level A $A74,713
  • Plus 17% superannuation and salary packaging is available
  • Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable)
  • Research Budget

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated person to fill the prestigious position.  This fellowship, of which there are only six available nationwide, is funded by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) following a gift by CSIRO made possible through Wireless LAN licensing revenue.  The appointee will work with a small team to undertake ground-breaking research related to understanding the nature of the interaction of the Magellanic Clouds and the Milky Way.

The appointee will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA and will interact with other ICRAR and CSIRO scientists.  This position will suit an outstanding early career researcher of exceptional promise.

The closing date for this position is the 4th of March 2011. To submit an application and view the position description please visit http://jobs.uwa.edu.au

Queries can be forwarded to Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (lister.staveley-smith@icrar.org).


Research Engineering Opportunity ‐ New Generation Aperture Arrays

ICRAR is seeking a senior research engineer to provide high‐level direction in its New Generation Aperture Arrays project. ICRAR is a major partner in the Square Kilometre Array Aperture Array Verification Program and is also playing a key role in the development and deployment of the Murchison Widefield Array.

We are seeking a person with a strong background in the antenna and/or system aspects of phased arrays; a knowledge of the SKA project and the context of sparse aperture arrays within it; superior engineering knowledge and skills; and, desirably, a PhD in engineering and an interest in engineering education.

The position is located at ICRAR/Curtin, in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia. The appointment could be made as a fixed term contract (up to three years), or as a Visiting Professor or Senior Research Fellow with an appointment term to be negotiated. In all cases, flexible secondment and/or re‐location options will be considered. For further information about the role and appointment options please contact Professor Peter Hall (peter.hall@icrar.org, or + 61 8 9266 7951)


CAASTRO Postdoc in Global Epoch of Reionisation Experiments

A postdoctoral position exists to conduct experiments for the detection of the global Epoch of Reionisation signal. This position is part of a new $28m ARC Centre of Excellence in All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). Applicants must possess a PhD in astronomy or related field as well as a good understanding of the fundamentals of radio astronomy.

For more information see the advert at the Curtin University employment page.


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (CAASTRO POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST)

  • 2 year appointment with further employment subject to funding
  • Salary:  Level A $77,328 p.a. (full-time)
  • Salary range:  Level B $81,400 - $96,663 p.a. (full-time)
  • Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Research budget
  • Some assistance with relocation (if applicable) may be negotiated.
  • Closing date:  Friday, 2 December 2011

The Australian astronomy community has received $29M in funding to establish the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO"). CAASTRO commenced operations in 2011 and aims to position Australia as the world-leader in the emerging discipline of wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO will answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, develop innovative ways of processing enormous data sets and enable a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers. For more information on CAASTRO, visit http://www.caastro.org.

CAASTRO is a research partnership between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University (the two operating as joint venture, ICRAR), The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University and Swinburne University.  CAASTRO is also collaborating closely with the Australian Astronomical Observatory, CSIRO, and other Australian and international partners. The Centre has an initial seven year funding lifetime and will support the activities of more than 70 scientific, technical and administrative staff plus associated students.

CAASTRO is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to undertake research related to cosmic flows as probed by the 2MASS Tully-Fisher (2MTF) project, a new survey of galaxy distances in the local Universe.  The Research Associate will be based at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research which is a State-funded Centre established as a joint venture between UWA and Curtin University. The scientist will be expected to interact with ICRAR scientists, CAASTRO scientists and other 2MTF scientists in Australia, UK, US and China. The research is a forerunner to a larger study with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and SkyMapper telescopes.  CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; for Australian citizens and permanent residents this opportunity is available as either a full-time or fractional position.  For more information download the position description and application instructions from the UWA employment website

The position is located at ICRAR/UWA, in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia. For further information about the role please contact Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (lister.staveley-smith@icrar.org).

SKA Organisation - Chief Communications Officer

  • Posted on behalf of the International SKA Organisation:

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SKA Organisation, a newly incorporated not-for-profit company which is co-ordinating global research and design activities to build the world’s largest radio telescpope.  

The SKA Organisation is currently based in the Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester, but is expected to move to a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank Observatory in October 2012.  

Role

Reporting to the Head of Administration and working closely with the Director General, you will develop and implement the SKA Outreach/Communications Strategy.  You will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s communication and outreach activity.  

We are looking for an experienced communication professional, with a track record in written corporate or science communication, with particular emphasis on editorial and presentation of information at an international level.  You will be educated to degree level in or equivalent.

You will also have:

  • An ability to communicate complex and technical information in terms that can be understood by non-specialist audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience of establishing and managing an international network of media contacts;
  • Proven ability to proactively identify communications opportunities, particularly within new (online) media;
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an international, multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders, such as scientists, engineers, funding agency representatives, government officials, industry representatives and the general public;
  • Proven ability to deliver results to tight deadlines; and
  • Excellent communication, proof-reading and interpersonal skills, with a high standard of written English;

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality and opportunity for all and appointments are made on merit.  

More information is available at http://www.skatelescope.org/people-contacts/jobs/.  For informal discussion of the post, please contact Colin Greenwood, Head of Administration, Email: greenwood@skatelescope.org, Tel: 0161 275 4063.  To apply, send your CV and cover letter to enquiries@skatelescope.org.

No agencies or intermediaries.


 

SKA Organisation - Chief Systems Engineer

  • Posted on behalf of the International SKA Organisation:

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SKA Organisation, a newly incorporated not-for-profit company which will lead the overall system design for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and will oversee the supporting developments and designs within globally distributed SKA work packages (WPs). Work packages for the major SKA subsystems (elements) will be contracted on a small number of work package consortia who will be responsible for the management, execution and delivery of the work packages.

The SKA Organisation has annual income of around £5 M and will employ approximately 30 staff by the end of 2012.

The SKA Organisation is currently based in the Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester, but is expected to move to a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire (UK) in October 2012.

Role

Reporting to the SKA Project Manager you will be responsible to lead the SKA Office system engineering team as well as to provide leadership towards the overall SKA system engineering effort. You will also be expected to actively perform aspects of the system engineering effort including requirements extraction, analysis, verification and management, trade-off studies, modelling and system architectural design.

We are looking for a very experienced system engineer with a well proven track record of senior system engineering roles, system engineering product development and system design within large complex projects.

You must also have:

  • A university degree (MSc, PhD) in Physics or Engineering, another closely related and relevant field, or equivalent expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of the full range of system engineering products within large complex projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of system engineering tools within a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading system engineering or other engineering teams.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to represent the SKA Office in international and other forums, ability to work closely with regional SKA management staff from a variety of cultures, and willingness to travel to SKA consortium locations and centres.
  • Membership of, or eligibility for membership of, recognised national and international engineering institutes.
  • Familiarity with the formalism for, and requirements of, quality control environments such as ISO9000.
Closing date for applications: 7 August 2012
Applications to be submitted quoting MCSH01 by e-mail to jobs@skatelescope.org

For detailed information and a detailed job specification please visit: www.skatelescope.org/jobs,

For further queries please contact Kobus Cloete. Email: cloete@skatelescope.org 

 

SKA Organisation - Engineering Project Manager: Aperture Arrays

  • Posted on behalf of the International SKA Organisation:

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SKA Organisation, a newly incorporated not-for-profit company which will lead the overall system design for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and will oversee the supporting developments and designs within globally distributed SKA work packages (WPs). Work packages for the major SKA subsystems (Elements) will be contracted on a small number of work package consortia who will be responsible for the management, execution and delivery of the work packages.

The SKA Organisation has annual income of around £5 M and will employ approximately 30 staff by the end of 2012.

The SKA Organisation is currently based in the Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester, but is expected to move to a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire (UK) in October 2012.

Role

Reporting to the SKA Project Manager you will be responsible for the overall management, control and successful delivery of the SKA Aperture Array(s) Element(s). You will also form the primary managerial link between the SKA Element(s) and the project level efforts.  

In addition you will be expected to actively participate and support the SKA Project Manager in all aspects of the overall project management and control.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with a proven track record in the management and delivery of medium to large projects with a high degree of technical complexity to manage the SKA Aperture Array Element.

You must also have:

  • University degree in Physics or Engineering, another closely related and relevant field, or equivalent expertise.
  • A proven record and demonstrated ability to manage and deliver outcomes in medium to large complex projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international project management standards and the application thereof.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the management of system engineering based projects.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in one or more of the critical technology areas of Aperture Arrays.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to influence people in widely differing parts of a complex organisation.
  • Strong ability to lead, supervise, and evaluate staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Willingness to present the SKA Office in international and other forums, ability to work closely with regional SKA management staff from a variety of cultures, and willingness to travel to SKA consortium locations and centres.
  • Membership of, or eligibility for membership of, recognised national and international project management institutes.

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2012

Applications to be submitted quoting MEPM02 by e-mail to jobs@skatelescope.org

To apply please visit please visit www.skatelescope.org/jobs for further information and a detailed job specification.

For further queries please contact Kobus Cloete. Email: cloete@skatelescope.org


SKA Organisation -Engineering Project Manager: Dishes

  • Posted on behalf of the International SKA Organisation:

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SKA Organisation, a newly incorporated not-for-profit company which will lead the overall system design for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and will oversee the supporting developments and designs within globally distributed SKA work packages (WPs). Work packages for the major SKA subsystems (Elements) will be contracted on a small number of work package consortia who will be responsible for the management, execution and delivery of the work packages.

The SKA Organisation has annual income of around £5 M and will employ approximately 30 staff by the end of 2012.

The SKA Organisation is currently based in the Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester, but is expected to move to a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire (UK) in October 2012. 

Role

Reporting to the SKA Project Manager you will be responsible for the overall management, control and successful delivery of the SKA Dish Element. You will also form the primary managerial link between the SKA Element(s) and the project level efforts.  

In addition you will be expected to actively participate and support the SKA Project Manager in all aspects of the overall project management and control.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with a proven track record in the management and delivery of medium to large projects with a high degree of technical complexity to manage the SKA Dish Element.

You must also have:

  • University degree in Physics or Engineering, another closely related and relevant field, or equivalent expertise.
  • A proven record and demonstrated ability to manage and deliver outcomes in medium to large complex projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international project management standards and the application thereof.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the management of system engineering based projects.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in one or more of the critical technology areas of large Dishes.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to influence people in widely differing parts of a complex organisation.
  • Strong ability to lead, supervise, and evaluate staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Willingness to present the SKA Office in international and other forums, ability to work closely with regional SKA management staff from a variety of cultures, and willingness to travel to SKA consortium locations and centres.
  • Membership of, or eligibility for membership of, recognised national and international project management institutes.

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2012

Applications to be submitted quoting MEPM01 by e-mail to jobs@skatelescope.org

To apply please visit please visit www.skatelescope.org/jobs for further information and a detailed job specification.  

For further queries please contact Kobus Cloete. Email: cloete@skatelescope.org  

 

SKA Organisation - Element System Engineer: Aperture Arrays

  • Posted on behalf of the International SKA Organisation:

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits  

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SKA Organisation, a newly incorporated not-for-profit company which will lead the overall system design for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and will oversee the supporting developments and designs within globally distributed SKA work packages (WPs). Work packages for the major SKA subsystems (Elements) will be contracted on a small number of work package consortia who will be responsible for the management, execution and delivery of the work packages.

The SKA Organisation has annual income of around £5 M and will employ approximately 30 staff by the end of 2012.

The SKA Organisation is currently based in the Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester, but is expected to move to a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire (UK) in October 2012.

Role

Reporting into the SKA Project Manager you will be responsible to provide technical leadership to the SKA Aperture Array Element(s) and support the SKA Office system engineering team by overseeing all aspects of system engineering within the SKA Aperture Array Element(s).

You will also be expected to actively execute, participate and support the system level system engineering team in aspects such as the development of models, architectures, requirements analysis and validation, requirements allocation and management, and interface development and management.

We are looking for an experienced system engineer for the SKA Aperture Array Element(s) with a proven track record in the development of system engineering products and the utilisation of system engineering tools in medium to large technically complex projects.

You must also have:

  • University degree in Physics or Engineering, another closely related and relevant field, or equivalent expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of system engineering products and the utilisation of system engineering tools in medium to large technically complex projects.
  • High level domain knowledge of aperture array systems.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of some of the critical technologies or major units within aperture arrays.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to represent the SKA Office in international and other forums, ability to work closely with regional SKA management staff from a variety of cultures, and willingness to travel to SKA consortium locations and centres.
  • Membership of, or eligibility for membership of, recognised national and international system engineering institutes.

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2012

Applications to be submitted quoting MESE02 by e-mail to jobs@skatelescope.org

To apply please visit please visit www.skatelescope.org/jobs for further information and a detailed job specification.

For further queries please contact Kobus Cloete. Email: cloete@skatelescope.org


theSkyNet - Web Programmer/Analyst

  • 2 year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level 6  $68,512 - $72,516 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Closing date:  Tuesday, 23 October 2012

ICRAR is seeking an excellent team player who is highly organised and motivated to work on theSkyNet initiative. The initiative has been very successful across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  As the appointee you will undertake analyses of requirements, and then design and develop enhancements and extensions to the existing theSkyNet web site. http://www.theskynet.org/index.  You will be predominantly using Open Source Software and be required to develop and maintain technical documentation and assist in the preparation of training and support materials.

Applicants seeking further information should contact Associate Professor Kevin Vinsen (6488 7743) or Outreach and Education Manager Pete Wheeler (6488 7758)

For a full position description and to apply please visit https://www.his.admin.uwa.edu.au/jobvacs/external/general/ads.htm.


Research Associate (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level A8 $81,194 p.a. (full-time)
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Closing date:  Friday, 11th of January 2013

Applications are invited for highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to undertake research with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a new low-frequency telescope located in Western Australia. Applicants are expected to work on the scientific development, execution, analysis and exploitation of the MWA Sky Survey. Applicants must have a PhD in radio astronomy or related discipline.

Applicants seeking further information should contact Professor Lister Staveley-Smith

For a full position description and to apply please visit https://www.his.admin.uwa.edu.au/jobvacs/external/academic/ads.htm.


 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Aperture Arrays for SKA-low

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $73,439 - $78,831 (ALA)
  • Plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Closing date: Monday, 28th of January 2013

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate in aperture arrays for SKA-low you will contribute to the design, commissioning, characterisation and use of verification systems for the SKA-low, a major component of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope. Using sparse aperture array technology, SKA-low is currently projected to cover the 70–450 MHz band and will be built in two phases, both of which will be located in Western Australia.

You will need to possess a PhD in electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent and have practical knowledge of signal processing, RF electronics, antennas and digital systems, with a research specialisation in one or more of these areas. Exemplary computer literacy with the ability to program in one or more languages applicable to advanced engineering research, a demonstrated understanding of the principles of sparse aperture array design, and the skills to formulate and implement test programs for SKA-low prototypes are also required.

Strong practical and experimental engineering skills and a track record of performing and publishing quality research are essential.

Applicants seeking further information should contact Professor Peter Hall (08 9266 7951).

For a full position description and to apply please visit https://webkiosk.curtin.edu.au/pls/prd/WK8127$APP.draw_attachments?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=2666&P_CALLER_URL=WK8127ZZDOLLARZZAPP.QueryListZZQMARKZZZ_ORDER_BY=1.


Research Associate - JOHN STOCKER FELLOW ON STAR-FORMATION IN INTERMEDIATE MASS HALOS

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: Level A8 $81,194 p.a.
  • Plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Closing date: Friday, 15th of February 2013

An outstanding scientist with experience in far-IR astronomy is sought to advance our extensive programme of follow-up of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) group catalogue. The GAMA group catalogue currently contains over 20,000 groups with a broad range in halo mass extending down to Local Group analogues. It is the most robust galaxy group catalogue available, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. We are now engaged in an aggressive programme of follow-up with observations scheduled on Herschel, Gemini, Chandra, Blanco and the AAO. We particularly seek applicants with far-IR expertise to assist in processing Herschel PACs data. We expect the successful applicant to take a leading role in the general exploitation and further development of the GAMA group catalogue, and to assist with future observing programmes to capitalise on this unique dataset.

The applicant will become a full member of the GAMA team and be expected to play a leading role in this exciting follow-up programme which is focussed on studying star-formation in low mass haloes – where the majority of stellar mass is produced and processed. The GAMA project is led from the recently established International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at The University of Western Australia, and aims to combined the latest multi-wavelength data with broad deep spectroscopic data from the Australian Astronomical Observatory, more details can be found on GAMA at the team website: http://www.gama-survey.org/. The John Stocker Fellowship programme is funded by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund and is aimed specifically at independent thinkers and future leaders. Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) will be provided.

The ICRAR modern office complex is situated within UWAs green leaf campus located on the banks of the Swan river in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

For further information regarding the position please contact Professor Simon Driver by email (simon.driver@icrar.org).

Full position description.


Research Associate - GAMA MULTIWAVELENGTH SCIENTIST

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary: Level A8 $81,194 p.a.
  • Plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Closing date: Friday, 15th of February 2013

The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project is looking to expand its core team to include a multi-wavelength specialist. The successful applicant will assist in the management of data streams from UV (GALEX), optical (VST), near-IR (VISTA), mid-IR (WISE), and far-IR (HERSHEL) facilities to create a panchromatic dataset of 380,000 galaxies with wavelength coverage from 0.1 to 1000microns and eventually extended to 21cm as part of the Deep HI Neutral Gas Origins (DINGO) survey to be conducted on the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The Research Associate will be expected to join both the GAMA and DINGO teams and lead a high impact science program which use the database to study the combined stellar, gas, and dust properties of galaxies in the nearby Universe and spanning a broad range of environments (filaments, voids, clusters and groups).

The GAMA project is led from the recently established International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at The University of Western Australia, and aims to combined the latest multi-wavelength data with broad deep spectroscopic data from the Australian Astronomical Observatory, more details can be found on GAMA at the team website: http://www.gama-survey.org/. Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) will be provided.

The ICRAR modern office complex is situated within UWAs green leaf campus located on the banks of the Swan river in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

For further information regarding the position please contact Professor Simon Driver by email (simon.driver@icrar.org).

Full position description.


Research Associate (Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level A8 $81,194 p.a. (full-time)
  • 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 related to the distribution of baryons in the cosmic web using supercomputer simulations and predictions for its detectability with next generation radio telescopes such as the SKA. 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 was ranked 9th in the Economist's 2009 list of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.

For further information regarding the position please contact Associate Professor Chris Power by email - chris.power@icrar.org.

Application Details:  Applications must be submitted online.  Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

For a full position description and to apply please visit http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492331/research-associate-jim-buckee-fellow-in-astrophysics.


Project Officer (Outreach and Communications)

  • 3 month 0.8 appointment, with possible extension
  • Salary range:  Level 5  $59,622 - $66,293 p.a. (pro rata)
  • 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 and Curtin University.  The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in the $3.0 billion international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

Connecting with the broader community, promoting uptake and participation in science and communicating our research is an integral part of ICRAR's work. Our team of professional science communicators, with the help of our researchers and postgraduate students, deliver a plethora of outreach and education activities throughout the year, across the country and beyond.

Whether it's the person on the street, the teacher in the classroom or the student about to head off to university, our public lectures, community observing events, school programs, and extensive online presence ensure we are reaching audiences across the spectrum.

In the three and a half years since launch, more than 50,000 people have interacted directly with ICRAR outreach programs, with many more engaging through the distribution of educational resources and our strong online presence. ICRAR has achieved this level of outreach success by developing robust collaborative relationships with others, consistently delivering high quality outcomes through training, as well as supporting and involving our researchers in the programs we provide.

ICRAR is seeking an excellent team player that is highly organised and motivated to work with our Outreach & Education team.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact our Outreach & Education Manager, Pete Wheeler on 6488 7758

For a full position description and to apply please visit http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492449/project-officer-outrech-communications.


Postdoctoral Researcher (CAASTRO)

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary range: $60,415 - $102,479 (ALA/ALB)
  • Plus superannuation

Utilise your research skills and knowledge to help Curtin University and CAASTRO make tomorrow better.

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, and developing innovative way of processing enormous data sets, and is enabling a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers.

As an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, you will work within the multi-institution CAASTRO team, you will detect Fast Radio Bursts, localise their positions on the sky, and identify the host galaxies of their progenitors. There is also a possibility that the research may include searches for possible afterglow emission in the radio and optical.

To be considered for a lecturer role, you will need a doctoral qualification combined with an established record of high quality research in respected publications, combined with a history of successful grant applications. Your extensive understanding of radio astronomy and your extensive understanding of high level languages in a Linux environment are essential, as is the ability to supervise higher degree by research students.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Steven Tingay.

For a full position description and to apply please visit https://webkiosk.curtin.edu.au/pls/prd/WK8127$APP.draw_attachments?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=2986&P_CALLER_URL=WK8127ZZDOLLARZZAPP.QueryListZZQMARKZZZ_VACANCY_CAT=ACADZZAMPZZZ_ORDER_BY=1.


Research Assistant Professor (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist in Galaxy Evolution)

  • 4 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $87,179 - $103,526 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

This position, based at the UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, aims for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to undertake leading research on the evolving HI universe.  The scientist will make use of early science data from the ASKAP telescope, and other leading facilities, to study the evolution of neutral hydrogen over the past 4 Gyr.  This research will involve the implementation of advanced HI stacking techniques, and will form an important precursor to the larger DINGO (and WALLABY) surveys on ASKAP. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics.

This appointment will be for four years. 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.

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

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact A/Prof Martin Meyer or Professor Lister Staveley-Smith.

For a full position description and to apply please visit http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492599/research-assistant-professor-caastro-postdoctoral-scientist-in-galaxy-evolution.

   

Research Associate (CAASTRO Fellowship)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $61,029 - $82,818 or Level B $87,179 - $103,526 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

This position, based at the UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, invites a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to undertake IFU data analysis related to kinematic observations with the Sydney Australian Astronomical Observatory Multi-object Integral Field Spectrograph (SAMI). The fellow will make use of cutting-edge SAMI data to explore the rotation and angular momentum of spiral galaxies. This task can also involve hydrodynamic simulations and/or semi-analytic modeling of the growth of mass and angular momentum in disk galaxies. 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.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Lister Staveley-Smith.

For a full position description and to apply please visit http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492607/research-associate-caastro-fellowship-ref-492607.

   

Research Associate (CAASTRO Postdoctoral Scientist in Intensity Mapping)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $61,029 - $82,818 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

This position, based at the UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, invites a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to undertake studies related to the HI and optical properties of galaxies. The researcher will use the technique of intensity mapping to study the cosmic HI content of the Universe using data from radio telescopes, optical redshift surveys and galaxy simulations. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics.

This appointment will be for 3 years. 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.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Lister Staveley-Smith.

For a full position description and to apply please visit http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492618/research-associate-caastro-postdoctoral-scientist-in-intensity-mapping.


Postdoctoral Researcher

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $60,415 - $102,479 (ALA/ALB)
  • Plus superannuation

Beam your extensive knowledge of radio astronomy to the international stage and grow your research profile in extragalactic galaxies and quasars.

Under the guidance of Professor Carole Jackson you will undertake research on extragalactic radio source populations and work with a range of multi-waveband data, including the new Murchison Widefield Array survey (GLEAM).

You need a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related field combined with a demonstrated ability to conduct research and an established record of excellence in highly respected scholarly publications. Extensive understanding of the fundamentals of radio astronomy and instrumentation, proven history of success in competitive grant applications and the ability to program in high level languages in a Unix environment are essential.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Carole Jackson.

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


Research Associate - Observational Astrophysics

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $82,818* p.a minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD
  • Plus superannuation

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and is a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. 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 120 staff and students delivering world-class outcomes for astronomical science, engineering and high performance computing. ICRAR offers a very vibrant and innovative research culture and supportive environment.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to join our growing multi-wavelength team at ICRAR. The successful candidate will be joining the internationally renowned GAMA project, which involves 80 scientists around the globe (8 at ICRAR alone, including A. Robotham and S. Driver). The project will involve developing new techniques to detect low mass galaxies in low mass halos- both regimes that the GAMA data alone can probe robustly. As such, both the data and the science will be novel and should lead to exceptionally high impact work. There will also be opportunities to link up with complementary work being undertaken by the ICRAR simulations group led by C. Power.

It is essential that applicants have a PhD in astrophysics, ideally with a proven expertise in observational astronomy and skills in analyzing photometric data and handling large datasets. A familiarity with photometric redshifts, advanced statistical analysis (e.g. Bayesian) and halo occupation distributions would be beneficial.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Assistant Professor Aaron Robotham.

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


Research Associate - Computational Astrophysics

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: $82,818* p.a minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD
  • Plus superannuation

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and is a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. 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 120 staff and students delivering world-class outcomes for astronomical science, engineering and high performance computing. ICRAR offers a very vibrant and innovative research culture and supportive environment.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to investigate the potential of satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and Andromeda as probes of dark matter and cosmology. Recent observations indicate that the satellite populations orbit their host galaxies in narrow planes, appearing to be at odds with our understanding of how galaxies form in the favoured Cold Dark Matter (CDM) model. The successful applicant will use state-of-the-art supercomputer simulations, innovative statistical analysis and the latest observational data to understand the implications of these observations for the CDM (or alternative, e.g. WDM) model and to establish their power to discriminate between our models for dark matter and cosmology.

It is essential that applicants have a PhD in computational astrophysics or related discipline.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Associate Professor Chris Power.

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

 

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