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At ICRAR, we are committed to a diverse workforce

ICRAR is a great place to work, and we encourage you to apply for any vacancy that you are suitably qualified for. ICRAR is committed to creating a working environment and culture that is inclusive and provides equal opportunities, irrespective of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture and origin. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to an excellent workplace. We appreciate the experiences, skills and perspectives of all individuals and harness a collaborative environment. We actively encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage flexible working hours in consultation with management.

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.

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Current Vacancies


Research Fellow – Observational Radio Astronomy 506400 UWA 28-MAY-2021

Research Fellow – Observational Radio Astronomy

  • Amazing opportunity for a passionate and driven researcher to join a rapidly growing research institute in Australia and contribute to the scientific exploitation of Square Kilometre Array precursor telescopes
  • Full time, fixed term 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level B: $102,983 to $121,864 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

We are looking for a highly motivated and suitably qualified candidate to join the science team at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). You will work on aspects of observational radio astronomy which have strong connections with ongoing research activity at ICRAR which includes, but is not limited to, ASKAP neutral hydrogen surveys (namely WALLABY, DINGO, FLASH and GASKAP), radio continuum and polarisation surveys with ASKAP (namely, POSSUM and EMU) and MWA, and studies with other SKA pathfinder telescopes. The aim of the research will be to contribute to the understanding of the formation, evolution and interactions of galaxies, and the role of environment in their ongoing evolution.

Depending on your research interests, your research will either be self-driven, or will be team-driven. In either case, you will be expected to interact with other ICRAR national and international researchers who are experts in radio astronomy, multiwavelength and theoretical studies.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in a field relevant to radio astronomy
  • Experience in extragalactic or Galactic radio astronomy, attested by a good publication record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Experience in the analysis of radio astronomy data
  • Experience with computer programming/scripting (e.g. python)
  • Experience with supercomputing environments would be an advantage

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