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Current Vacancies




Director (Australian SKA Regional Centre) 504227 UWA 17-APR-2020
ASTRO 3D Research Fellow 320201 Curtin 23-APR-2020
Expression of Interest for Female Academics – Science & Engineering N/A Curtin 08-MAY-2020


Director (Australian SKA Regional Centre)

  • Full time, three year, fixed-term appointment, with the potential to transition to an ongoing (continuing contingent) appointment
  • Salary range: Level D, $146,992 -$161,715 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

As the Australian SKA Regional Centre (AusSRC) Director, you will lead the development of the AusSRC from a growing collaboration of the partner institutions (ICRAR, CSIRO, The Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, Astronomy Australia Limited) and facilities (Australian SKA Pathfinder [ASKAP] and the Murchison Wide-field Array [MWA]), through the submission of a comprehensive funding proposal to the Commonwealth, to an operational capability that meets national and international requirements surrounding SKA precursors and the early science needs of SKA.

You will report to the Executive Director ICRAR, and have a dotted line reporting relationship to the Deputy Director CSIRO Centre for Astronomy and Space Science (CASS).

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in astronomy, physics or related discipline
  • World-renowned expertise in relevant areas of data intensive projects and research
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Outstanding publication record as evidenced by international refereed publications
  • Demonstrated ability to form and work effectively with national and international collaborations
  • Demonstrated ability to win research/development grants
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision.

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ASTRO 3D Research Fellow

  • 4 years fixed term, full-time externally funded research-only position
  • ALB $99,530 – $118,115 plus 17% Superannuation

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) spans seven (7) Australian universities, three (3) national infrastructure facilities, and seven (7) international partner institutions. ASTRO 3D combines Australia’s leading optical, infrared and radio telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques to build a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and ionizing radiation in the Universe from the Epoch of Reionization to the present day.

A prestigious ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Fellowship in Australia is available for an outstanding early career researcher within the Curtin University node of the Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions.

Essential criteria

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: the Epoch of Reionisation, the First Stars, the First Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, ASKAP surveys, the SAMI survey, the GALAH survey, and/or Data Intensive Astronomy Infrastructure
  • Evidence of a record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of quality and impact of research outputs/creative works including journal ranking, citation indices, patents awarded, reputation and standing of publishing house or other outlets, independent review from distinguished scholars or critics, or equivalent esteem measures as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.


Expression of Interest for Female Academics – Science & Engineering

In line with Curtin University’s strategic plan to address the under-representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), they are seeking expressions of interest (EoIs) from highly experienced female applicants who are interested in potential opportunities across all academic levels in the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

ICRAR’s Curtin node forms part of this Faculty and EoIs focused on the activities of ICRAR-Curtin are welcome as their primary activities are in radio astronomy, in connection with the SKA and its Precursors, and cover astrophysics, engineering, high performance computing, and translation and impact (working with end users such as industry, community, and government). EoIs in any area are welcome.

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