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Current Vacancies


Research Associates – MAGPI Theory and Observational 507258 UWA 27-AUG-2021

Research Associates – MAGPI Theory and Observational

  • Two postdoctoral research intensive opportunities
  • Both positions on a fixed term 2 year appointment with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
  • Salary range: Level A step 8 $97,946 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • This position requires immediate start between October 2021 – early 2022 (short delays may be negotiable)

You will work as part of the MUSE large program MAGPI survey team. The positions will focus on the connection of galaxy evolution and dark matter from a resolved perspective as part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Beacons in the Night: unveiling how galaxies light up dark matter”, led by Chief Investigator Claudia Lagos and co-investigators Aaron Robotham, Aaron Ludlow, Trevor Mendel, Caroline Foster, Joop Schaye and Richard Bower.

ICRAR currently have opportunity for two postdoctoral research positions with preference given to fill one position working in theory/simulations and the other in IFU observations.

For the theory/simulations position, you will have privileged access to upcoming simulations to research topics related to the Middle Ages Galaxy Properties with Integral Field Spectroscopy (MAGPI) survey.

For the observational position, you will be using the MAGPI MUSE data and will be expected to contribute to its processing and exploitation.

Both positions will be expected to work closely together to link theory and observations, and will be supervised by the project Chief Investigator, Dr Claudia Lagos and will work closely with this Discovery Project team.

To be considered for these roles, you will have:

  • PhD in a field relevant to extragalactic astronomy
  • Experience in extragalactic astronomy (i.e. galaxy evolution) research, attested by a good publication record commensurate to opportunity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • The ability to interact and collaborate with researchers and work reliability and effectively in distributed scientific collaborations

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