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|Research Associate – Galaxy Evolution in the Local Universe||506267||UWA||23-MAR-2021|
- 3 year, fixed term contract – Full time
- $71,230 – $96,105 plus 17% superannuation
- Contribute to research
The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the project “Solving the mystery of ultra luminous fast radio burst emission”, funded by the Australian Research Council. The role will involve working within the Commensal Real-time ASKAP Fast Transients Survey (CRAFT) collaboration, using high-time-resolution FRB data recorded by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).
ASKAP will shortly be upgraded to allow a fully coherent real-time detection system, which will dramatically increase the number of FRBs with nanosecond time resolution data and arcsecond localisation. The successful applicant will use this and existing data to study the underlying FRB emission mechanism, and the properties of the interstellar, and intergalactic, gas through which they propagate. They will work closely with other members of the CRAFT collaboration, in particular those at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s Astronomy and Space Science division.
Research Associate – Galaxy Evolution in the Local Universe
- Amazing opportunity for a passionate and driven researcher to join a rapidly growing research institute in Australia and contribute to the scientific exploitation of state-of-the-art multiwavelength surveys
- Full time, fixed term 3 year appointment with an immediate start date
- Salary range: Level A, Step 8, $92,497 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%
We are looking for a highly motivated and suitably qualified candidate to join the local Universe group at ICRAR. The appointee will work on multiwavelength observations of the Virgo cluster and other nearby galaxy clusters and groups (primarily obtained as part of the ALMA/VERTICO, CFHT/VESTIGE and ASKAP/WALLABY surveys), aimed at understanding the physical processes driving the quenching of star formation in high-density environments.
This position is funded by the Australian Research Council as part of a Discovery Project with the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute as main international partners.
Under the supervision of the ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Luca Cortese, you will join one of the most active and rapidly growing research institutes in Australia. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the scientific exploitation of other on-going multiwavelength surveys, such as SAMI, HECTOR and DEVILS.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
- PhD in a field relevant to extragalactic astronomy
- Experience in extragalactic astronomy (e.g. galaxy evolution) research, attested by a good publication record
- Experience in the analysis of radio/millimetre data
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team