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For more information on the benefits of employment at ICRAR with either Curtin University or The University of Western Australia, you can visit the Curtin or UWA employment websites.

Current Vacancies

Forrest Fellowship UWA or Curtin18 May 2018
ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral FellowshipCURTIN86 Curtin1 June 2018


Forrest Fellowship

The Forrest Research Foundation aims to attract exceptional early stage researchers from around the world to conduct innovative and exciting research at any of Western Australia’s five universities. The fellowships are open to candidates who have passed their PhD examination since 1 January 2016, or who will pass their PhD examination before 31 December 2018. The fellowships are for 3 years, and are valued at over $115,000 per annum. Applications are now open, and close on 18 May 2018.

Forrest Fellowships are offered to early-stage post-doctoral researchers who have outstanding academic profiles and who have already made significant personal research contributions to their discipline. Forrest Fellows will have been among the top performing students in their undergraduate and graduate cohorts. They will normally already have gained high-level research experience through studying and researching in a number of different institutions, and their innovative doctoral research will be recognised well beyond their current institutional home.

Forrest Fellows will wish to extend their post-doctoral research well beyond the focus of their doctoral dissertation, and will aim to do so in a way that builds intellectual bridges within and between disciplines. Forrest Fellows will also be committed to communicating their research to others, and to using it to have a positive impact on the world around us.

Before applying, applicants must contact the research group/department where they wish to conduct their post-doctoral research, and receive direct confirmation that their work will be mentored by a senior member of academic staff, and that the research group/department will provide all necessary research support.



ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Fellowship

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. Curtin University is part of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a Joint Venture partnership with the University of Western Australia, which is also an ASTRO 3D node.

  • Undertake cutting edge research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Work with a leading research facility
  • Flexibility in ASTRO 3D science program

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) spans six (6) 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.

This Fellowship is offered at the Curtin University node and is offered within and across any of the science programs in ASTRO 3D. The primary science program at the Curtin node is The Epoch of Reionization, led by Assoc. Professor Cathryn Trott, and a research plan that includes the Epoch of Reionization science program would be advantageous.

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