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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

POSITIONREFLOCATIONCLOSES
Project Officer (Online and Outreach)TBAUWA25-SEPT-2017
Project Officer (Citizen Science)TBAUWA25-SEPT-2017
ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in HI Surveys499255UWA16-OCT-2017
ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxy Formation499252UWA16-OCT-2017

Project Officer (Online and Outreach)

  • 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Salary range: Pro-rata Level 6 $77,122 – $81,629 p.a. plus Super.
  • 12 Month parental leave cover

Connecting with the broader community, communicating scientific research and promoting interest and participation in science, astronomy and engineering is an important part of ICRAR’s work. The Project Officer (Online and Outreach) performs a front line role for ICRAR’s Outreach, Education and Communications team. Their job is to maintain ICRAR’s online presence as well as support the delivery of programs for schools and the general community.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency
  • An experienced science communicator with an enthusiasm for science and astronomy.
  • Substantial experience managing and maintaining a public website (WordPress content management experience favoured).
  • Experience in delivering public events for the community.
  • Experience in delivering public outreach and education programs (astronomy themed outreach favoured).
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to think, problem solve and work creatively.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and work productively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills such as word processing, presentation development, spreadsheets and databases, as well as use of the internet and email.

To apply, please contact Kirsten Gottschalk (08 6488 7771)

FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION INCLUDING SELECTION CRITERIA

Project Officer (Citizen Science)

  • 0.4 FTE (15 hours per week)
  • Salary range: Pro-rata Level 6 $77,122 – $81,629 p.a. plus Super.
  • 12 Month contract with possibility of extension

Connecting with the broader community, communicating scientific research and promoting interest and participation in science, astronomy and engineering is an important part of ICRAR’s work. As part of this mission, ICRAR has a suite of Citizen Science projects where the public can participate in achieving our scientific goals.

The Project Officer (Citizen Science) performs a front line role for ICRAR’s new citizen science project, Galaxy Explorer Forensics, acting as a communications point for project participants and maintaining new information and website features.
As part of a creative and productive team this role requires an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic and the technical ability to work autonomously, and flexibly to maintain the citizen science infrastructure, including servers and public facing websites.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency.
  • Substantial experience and passion for science and science engagement. Passion and experience in astronomy looked upon very favourably.
  • Experience in web maintenance, specifically in WordPress, and experience in systems hosted on Amazon Web Services infrastructure favourable.
  • Experience in evaluation of community programs (citizen science or outreach preferred).
  • Experience in community consultation for programs.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to think, problem solve and work creatively.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and work productively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills such as word processing, presentation development, spread sheets and databases, as well as use of the internet and email.

To apply, please contact Kirsten Gottschalk (08 6488 7771)

FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION INCLUDING SELECTION CRITERIA

ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in HI Surveys

  • Full time, 3 year appointment, with a further year available, depending on performance and availability of funding
  • Salary range: Level A/B $67,352 – $114,250 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

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 carry out deep spectral line integrations with 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 processes data, and carry out early science, from this ground-breaking survey.
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ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxy Formation

  • Full time, 3 year appointment, with a further year available, depending on performance and availability of funding
  • Salary range: Level A $67,352 – $91,397 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

This research position focuses on developing and using astrophysical hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation to study gas in and around galaxies. These will form part of the Genesis Simulations programme, an integral part of the CAASTRO3D science program, which exploits high performance computing facilities on Australia’s national peak facilities. The predictions will be directly compared with observations with ASKAP, in particular the FLASH survey, and there will be ample opportunity to work closely with the survey teams to both improve modelling and to better understand the observables. This research position will be embedded within the Computational Theory and Modelling team at ICRAR/UWA, but it will have close ties with researchers at the other ASTRO 3D host and partner institutions.

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