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Current Vacancies

 

POSITIONREFLOCATIONCLOSES
ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in HI Galaxy Evolution Surveys502322UWA17-DEC-2018
Research Associate502312UWA18-DEC-2018
Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics502394UWA18-DEC-2018
Software Engineer (Web Application)502423UWA20-DEC-2018

ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in HI Galaxy Evolution Surveys

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $68,452 – $92,497 p.a. – plus 17% superannuation
  • Flexibility to undertake interstate and international travel

This ASTRO 3D research position will be based at ICRAR/UWA and will focus on the DINGO HI survey. As a member of the DINGO team, the researcher will assist with deep spectral line integrations using the ASKAP telescope to understand the role HI has played in galaxy evolution over the past 4 billion years. This project is closely aligned with the GAMA survey (and in future WAVES), enabling a wide range of spectroscopic and multiwavelength analyses. The researcher will work with DINGO principal investigator, Dr Martin Meyer, and other members of the DINGO, ICRAR, and ASTRO 3D teams, to create the core survey data products for the survey and carry out early science analyses from this ground-breaking survey.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in radio astronomy or related discipline
  • Experience in an area of astrophysics relevant to the ASKAP DINGO survey
  • Experience in radio astronomy techniques and/or data intensive astronomy methods to assist in the processing and analysis of DINGO data
  • Good publication record as evidenced by international refereed publications
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in distributed scientific collaborations
  • An understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

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Research Associate

  • Amazing opportunity for a passionate and driven researcher to join a rapidly growing research institute in Australia and contribute to scientific exploitation of state-of-the-art multiwavelength surveys
  • Full time, 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A, Step 8, $92,497 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated and suitably qualified candidate to join the multiwavelength surveys group. The appointee will work on optical integral-field spectroscopic and HI spectral-line studies of nearby galaxies, aimed at understanding the physical processes driving galaxy transformation and affecting the star formation activity and angular momentum of galaxies.

The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Luca Cortese, and join one of the most active and rapidly growing research institutes in Australia and will be able to contribute to the scientific exploitation of state-of-the-art multiwavelength surveys, including SAMI, HECTOR and WALLABY.

As the appointee with a PhD in a field relevant to extragalactic astronomy, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience in extragalactic astronomy (e.g. galaxy evolution) attested by a good publication record
  • Experience in the analysis of optical spectroscopic data (either long-slit or integral field)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

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Jim Buckee Fellowship in astrophysics

  • Join ICRAR’s thriving simulations team and work on modelling the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer simulations
  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A, Step 8, $92,497 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia’s participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

UWA graduate Dr Jim Buckee, who gained a BSc Honours at UWA in 1967 and a PhD in Astrophysics at Britain’s Oxford University in 1970, has generously endowed a new research position at UWA that will play a key role in the SKA project.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to apply for the prestigious Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics to undertake research in supercomputer modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer simulations. Applicants must have a PhD in computational astrophysics, radio astronomy or related discipline.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

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Software Engineer (Web Application)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level 6 $78,222 – $82,729 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

As a member of ICRAR’s Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) team, you will undertake analyses of requirements, and design and develop enhancements and extensions to the existing web applications or new web applications. You will be predominantly using Open Source Software and will be required to develop and maintain technical documentation and assist in the preparation of training and support materials for these applications. The development will be conducted in close collaboration with end users and product owners.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant area or substantial recent experience developing complex web applications
  • Substantial relevant experience in applying web programming principles to the analysis and development of web-based business solutions
  • Considerable experience developing with the complete web application stack, including AJAX, JavaScript and JavaScript libraries, JSON, CSS, web sockets, HTML, HTML5, Python and SQL/noSQL in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Knowledge or expertise of/with other programming languages suitable or optimised for web programming would be an asset.
  • Experience with operational web application deployment scenarios, including security and load balancing/high availability considerations
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and ability to prioritise and schedule work.
  • Interest in astronomy and/or scientific data analytics in general would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Experience in the preparation of software documentation in particular for web applications
  • Experience integrating applications with web architectures through RESTful services
  • In-depth experience with one or more major web development frameworks (any language) or web based content management systems

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