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Current Vacancies



Software Engineer 503240 UWA 22-DEC-2019
Research Fellow 231614 Curtin 17-JAN-2020


Software Engineer – ICRAR

As a member of ICRAR’s Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) team, you will focus on porting and optimising existing algorithms to accelerators like GPUs or implement new algorithms on these platforms. You, as an experienced GPU software engineer, will work within our ICRAR Data Intensive Astronomy team on various software projects. In particular you will expand our expertise in the area of optimised GPU algorithms. You are also encouraged to research the applicability of other accelerator/processor technologies for certain algorithms.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferably a Degree in software engineering or computer science or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Substantial and extensive relevant experience in GPU software development and optimisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to architect, design and develop high quality software in multiple languages, including C/C++, Python, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC and/or others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in distributed scientific or commercial collaborations.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

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Research Fellow

  • 4 years Fixed Term
  • ALA $69,800 – $94,576 plus 17% superannuation OR ALB $99,530 to $118,115 plus 17% superannuation

You will work with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Imaging Surveys Research Group to deliver a large low-frequency wideband sky survey, and produce high impact science using the resulting images and catalogues. The project requires a good knowledge of radio astronomy and demonstrated capability in delivering science results. The Researcher will work with CIRA science staff and members of the MWA collaboration. The position is available from January 2020 for a duration of four years.
To be successful in this position, you will have good knowledge of radio astronomy, radio astrophysics, and data analysis. Experience with low-frequency radio interferometers, supercomputing, and/or large survey projects would be advantageous.

  • Run, maintain, and improve existing pipelines on the survey data;
  • Pursue new science projects using the GLEAM-X data;
  • Present results in high-quality journals and at relevant workshops and conferences;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Co-supervise undergraduate and HDR students, and contribute scientifically to the general MWA Imaging Surveys Research Group programmes
  • As a member of the University community, demonstrate the highest possible standards of professional and personal conduct, modelling the University’s Values and Signature Behaviours;
  • Undertake other activities, which are consistent with the accountabilities and responsibilities as listed above.

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