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|Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and Astronomy||CURTIN38||Curtin||13 July 2018|
Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and Astronomy
- Fixed-term, full time until 30 June 2021
- $68,768 – $93,178 (ALA) + superannuation
- $98,059 – $116,369 (ALB) + superannuation
An extraordinary Research Associate/Fellow opportunity funded by the Australian Research Council is available to carry out work on the localisation of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) with the ASKAP survey for fast transients, CRAFT.
You will be involved in the interpretation of FRB dispersion measures and redshifts to determine the intergalactic baryon density and the effect of galaxy feedback on the IGM, and in developing models of the intergalactic baryon distribution.
- Contribute to the analysis of the properties of FRB host galaxies
- Contribute to the detection and localisation of FRBs in high time resolution data
- Be involved in most aspects of the data pipeline, from observations to data processing to statistical analysis, and work with other members of the CRAFT team
- Augment the scientific return from CRAFT by interacting with other Curtin University staff and CRAFT members in the interpretation of survey results and in the pursuit of multi-messenger follow-up of FRB detections
You will bring to this role
- A doctoral qualification relevant to Physics or Astronomy.
- Possess an excellent track record, with potential for attracting competitive grant funding.
- Previous experience in radio interferometry is highly desirable.
- Experience in high-time resolution data processing or pulsar astronomy is advantageous.