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PAST VACANCIES

The following previously advertised positions have now closed. Please feel free to apply for any of the positions listed on the current vacancies page.

POSITIONREFLOCATIONCLOSED
The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research3546384Curtin15-JULY-2016
Curtin Fellowships (Early Career and Senior)N/ACurtin08-AUGUST-2016
Professor or Associate Professor, Radio Astronomy Research – Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy3547025Curtin15-AUGUST-2016
Professor, Radio Astronomy Engineering & Co-Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy3547014Curtin15-AUGUST-2016
CAASTRO 3D Fellowships – two positionsANU 514752Curtin/UWA17-JAN-2017
Research Associate (Theoretical Astrophysics)498244UWA31-JAN-2017
Research Associate (WALLABY)498321UWA10-FEB-2017
Research Associate (Astrophysical Simulations)498322UWA10-FEB-2017
KIAA-ICRAR joint postdoctoral research positions on radio astronomyN/AUWA9-MAR-2017
Software Engineer (CAASTRO-3D Data Intensive Astronomy)498323UWA31-MAR-2017
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Calibration Software4900Curtin15-SEPT-2017
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Sky Calibration Models4901Curtin15-SEPT-2017
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Data Processing4902Curtin15-SEPT-2017
Project Officer (Online and Outreach)499297UWA27-SEPT-2017
Project Officer (Citizen Science)499296UWA27-SEPT-2017
ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in HI Surveys499255UWA23-OCT-2017
ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxy Formation499252UWA23-OCT-2017
Senior Research Fellow in Accretion/Jet Physics3559981Curtin23-OCT-2017
Senior Research Fellow in Radio astronomy engineering3559367Curtin23-OCT-2017
KIAA-International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Postdoctoral FellowshipsN/AICRAR30-NOV-2017
Senior Research Fellow – Radio astronomy engineering5022Curtin12-JAN-2018
ASTRO 3D Senior Research Fellow499311UWA15-JAN-2018
Research Associate499550UWA15-FEB-2018
Forrest Fellowship UWA or Curtin18-MAY-2018
ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral FellowshipCURTIN86 Curtin1-JUNE-2018
Fieldwork Coordinator – Murchison Widefield ArrayCURTIN168 Curtin25-JUNE-2018
Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and AstronomyCURTIN38 Curtin13-JULY-2018
Research Fellow, Global Epoch of Reionisation SignalCURTIN305Curtin26-OCT-2018
Senior Research Fellow, MWA Survey ScienceCURTIN333Curtin31-OCT-2018

The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research

  • Position Title:    Curtin Senior Research Fellow/ Curtin Early Career Researcher Fellow
  • Tenure:    4 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:    $93,342 – $131,843 (ALB / ALC)

Utilise your research skills and astronomy expertise at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy.
This four-year position at ICRAR-Curtin is to undertake an independent research program in the field of accretion and jet physics, working within the accretion physics group led by Dr James Miller-Jones. The proposed research should be aligned with or complementary to existing core research threads, which are centred around X-ray binaries and ultraluminous X-ray sources.
A clear focus for ICRAR-Curtin research programs is the path to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), including the scientific exploitation of SKA pathfinders and precursors such as the ICRAR-Curtin led $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and a leading role in SKA pre-construction activities over the next three years. In particular, the MWA has been in its full science operations phase for the past three years and the international MWA collaboration has recently funded a significant upgrade that is now underway. ICRAR researchers also have excellent access to the nearby $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre. The Peter Curran Memorial Fellowship for Radio Astronomy Research has been provided by Curtin University in recognition of Peter’s commitment to the development of radio astronomy. Allowances to cover computing and approved travel for, e.g., observing trips, national and international meetings, will be available on a discretionary basis.
The successful applicant will establish their own research program and contribute to student supervision, and will be expected to participate in competitive grant applications. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, including but not limited to the SKA and its precursor facilities, the MWA and MeerKAT. You will need a PhD in a relevant discipline and a demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish high-quality papers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
This role can be fulfilled on a full-time or part-time basis. However, due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses may be negotiable.

Contact: Dr James Miller-Jones

Curtin Fellowships (Early Career and Senior)

  • Position Title:    Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow – CIRA
  • Tenure:    fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:    $93,342 – $131,843 (ALB / ALC)

Curtin Fellowships are available to Local and international applicants and are for a fixed term. See the Fellowship Guidelines for full details.
Applications must be lodged online by the due date.

Professor or Associate Professor, Radio Astronomy Research – Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

  • Tenure:  Continuing, full-time
  • Salary Range:  $137,678 – $177,345 (ALD/ALE)
  • Contact Person: Professor Carole Jackson on 0061 8 9266 4908
  • Contact Email: carole.jackson@curtin.edu.au

This outstanding opportunity is on offer in the fast-growing team of radio astronomers and engineers within the University’s Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

CIRA undertakes all radio astronomy research at Curtin University and is a partner in a number of significant national and international collaborative ventures, including the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). CIRA pursues research and development in astronomy and radio astronomy engineering focused on the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio-telescope project and its precursor telescopes. In particular, Curtin University directs, owns and operates the $50M Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and is playing a leading role in SKA engineering and science activities, including expertise for SKA1 construction, operations and science leadership.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Technology Park, Bentley. CIRA currently comprises approximately 60 R&D staff and students, with numbers set to further increase over the next two years.

For more information about CIRA and ICRAR see: http://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/ and http://www.icrar.org/research/science

Curtin University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor. This role will involve leading original and innovation contributions across CIRA’s core research programs, providing leadership and mentoring to junior staff to ensure the continued growth of this team.

A doctoral qualification with a strong track record of publications in radio astronomy complementary to CIRA’s core programs is essential. Demonstrated leadership of integrated research activity both within and across groups in academia will be paramount to your success in this position. A competitive salary package will be negotiated, commensurate with experience and achievements.

Professor, Radio Astronomy Engineering & Co-Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

  • Tenure:  Continuing, full-time
  • Salary Range: $177,345 (ALE) plus loading (negotiable)
  • Contact Person: Professor Kevin Fynn on 0061 8 9266 2997
  • Contact Email: k.fynn@curtin.edu.au

This outstanding opportunity is on offer in the fast-growing team of radio astronomers and engineers within the University’s Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

CIRA undertakes all radio astronomy research at Curtin University and is a partner in a number of significant national and international collaborative ventures, including the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). CIRA pursues research and development focused on the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio-telescope project and its precursor telescopes. In particular, Curtin University directs, owns and operates the $50m Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and has a pivotal role in SKA pre-construction activities. With half of the SKA to be sited in Western Australia, CIRA is building expertise for SKA construction, operations and science leadership.

This position is based at Curtin University’s Technology Park, Bentley. CIRA currently comprises approximately 60 R&D staff and students, with numbers set to further increase over coming years.

For more information about CIRA and ICRAR see: http://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/ and http://www.icrar.org/research/technology-engineering

This position is the only Chair in radio astronomy engineering in Australia. It encompasses leadership of all CIRA’s engineering programs, including SKA engagement, MWA development, and novel engineering research across a range of sub-disciplines including antenna engineering, receiver systems development, electronics, signal processing and data intensive astronomy, and power systems.

Curtin University invites applications for this tenured Chair with the expectation that the appointee will provide high-level leadership within CIRA and associated ventures, and continue CIRA’s success in exploiting opportunities at the boundary of astronomy and engineering.

A doctoral qualification and a strong track record of publications in radio astronomy or engineering complementary to CIRA’s core programs are essential. Demonstrated leadership of integrated research activity both within and across groups in academia and/or industry is paramount to your success in this position. A competitive salary package will be negotiated, commensurate with experience and achievements.

CAASTRO 3D Fellowships

  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship with CAASTRO-3D
  • Tenure: 4 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range: $85,916 – $115,277 (ALA/ALB)
  • Location: One position available at Curtin University and one position available at The University of Western Australia

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (CAASTRO-3D) spans six (6) Australian universities, three (3) national infrastructure facilities, and seven (7) international partner institutions.
Headed by Professor Lisa Kewley at the Australian National University, the newly formed Centre of Excellence is offering one (1) prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship at each research node to outstanding early career postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent, world-leading observational or theoretical research focused on the main Centre scientific programs. CAASTRO-3D’s Curtin and UWA nodes’ research focus are the Epoch of Reionisation, ASKAP Surveys, First Galaxies, and Data Intensive Astronomy Infrastructure:

  • Data Intensive Science: the Centre is reliant on the efficient collection, processing, storage and curation of vast amounts of data from the Centre’s scientific programs, requiring novel techniques and advanced algorithms to accomplish. Contact: Professor Andreas Wicenec, Professor Lister Staveley-Smith, and Dr Martin Meyer.
  • First Galaxies: Following the launch of JWST on Oct-2018 we will be conducting guaranteed time observations to obtain an ultra-deep JWST field, as well as searching for z>12 galaxies using foreground clusters to amplify the distant light. Contact: Professor Simon Driver.
  • The Epoch of Reionisation: This program will use the Murchison Widefield Array in Western Australia to detect the Epoch of Reionisation using neutral hydrogen emission, compare with the predictions of detailed theoretical simulations, and work towards the future SKA EoR program. Contact: Dr Cathryn Trott, Professor Carole Jackson.
  • ASKAP Surveys: The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is conducting three large surveys (FLASH, WALLABY, and DINGO) to measure the mass and angular momentum through neutral hydrogen gas of hundreds of thousand galaxies over the past 6 billion years. Dr Martin Meyer, Professor Lister Staveley-Smith and Professor Simon Driver.
  • The Genesis Simulation Suite: Complementing the observational science programs of CAASTRO-3D is an ambitious and comprehensive theoretical program of cosmological simulations and galaxy formation modelling, including development of novel astrophysical models and detailed comparison of simulation predictions with observational datasets (e.g. the ASKAP and SAMI surveys). Contact: A/Professor Chris Power.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and is a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia (UWA). ICRAR is playing a key role in Australia’s participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. ICRAR is a highly regarded international Centre with over 150 staff and students delivering world-class outcomes for astronomical science, engineering and data intensive astronomy. ICRAR offers a very vibrant and innovative research culture and supportive environment. ICRAR researchers also have excellent access to the nearby $80M Pawsey supercomputing Centre.

These prestigious Fellowships are tenable at one or more Australian CAASTRO-3D host institutions of the Fellows’ choice, subject to a maximum of one Fellow per host institution per year. Fellows may spend up to two 2 years visiting at another CAASTRO-3D host institution or partner institution of their choice, and are encouraged to conduct research within more than one scientific program. Both UWA and Curtin University are host institutions and we encourage applicants to contact us for further information on the specific aspects of the following CAASTRO-3D programs which are centred at our Universities:

Further information is available on the ANU Job Listing. Applicants should review the complete advert for these Fellowships as there is a central evaluation process. Also see the AAS  job advert (JRID57644, open 1 December).
Overall Contacts: Professor Carole Jackson (CAASTRO-3D Curtin Node Director) or Professor Lister Staveley-Smith (CAASTRO-3D UWA Node Director)

Note: reference letters should be sent to Lisa Kewley and the relevant CAASTRO-3D node director.

Research Associate (Theoretical Astrophysics)

  • Position Title: Research Associate (Theoretical Astrophysics)
  • Tenure: 2 year appointment (with the possibility of a 1 year extension subject to funding)
  • Salary Range: Level A Step 8 $91,397 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

ICRAR is looking to appoint a highly motivated and suitably qualified scientist to undertake research in cosmological simulations of galaxy transformation in dense environments, as part of an ARC-funded Discovery Project. The Research Associate (RA) will work under the supervision of Prof Kenji Bekki at ICRAR and in collaboration with observational astronomers at Swinburne University (Prof Duncan Forbes), the University of Queensland (Prof Michael Drinkwater), and the Australian Astronomical Observatory (Prof Warwick Couch). Applicants must have a PhD in computational astrophysics or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have experiences of hydrodynamical modeling of galaxy transformation processes, preferably in dense environments. However, applications from candidates working in other areas of theoretical astrophysics will be considered.

Further information is available on the UWA Job Listing. Applicants should review the complete advert for this position.

Contact: Dr Kenji Bekki.

Research Associate – CAASTRO-3D Research Scientist on Wallaby

  • Tenure: 3 year appointment (with the possibility of a 1 year extension subject to funding)
  • Salary Range: Level A $67,352 – $91,397 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and relocation support if required
  • Unique opportunity to work alongside ICRAR and CSIRO astrophysicists, taking part in two of Australia’s largest astronomy centres and engage in frontline international science using world-class observing and computing facilities, and work with leading researchers

The focus of this research position is the Wallaby HI survey now being conducted with the ASKAP telescope (www.atnf.csiro.au/research/WALLABY) by principal investigators Prof Lister Staveley-Smith (ICRAR/UWA), Dr Bärbel Koribalski (CSIRO), and the rest of the Wallaby team which consists of over 100 researchers. The vibrant and diverse Australian astronomical research community has access to a broad array of other facilities, including the Parkes and Compact Array telescopes, the Magellan, Gemini and Keck telescopes, and is engaged in the Giant Magellan Telescope and Square Kilometre Array projects.

We are currently in search for a passionate and driven Research Associate to undertake competitive research and actively collaborate with researchers within ICRAR/UWA, CSIRO and other CAASTRO – 3D nodes and partner institutes.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in radio astronomy or related discipline
  • Expertise in area of astrophysics relevant to the ASKAP Wallaby survey
  • Experience in data intensive astronomy
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  • Good publication record as evidenced by international refereed publications
  • 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

Further information is available on the UWA Job Listing. Applicants should review the complete advert for this position.

Research Associate – CAASTRO-3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations

  • Tenure: 3 year appointment
  • Salary Range: Level A $67,352 – $91,397 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and relocation support if required
  • Unique opportunity to work on astrophysical simulations of galaxy formation and evolution, exploiting hydro-dynamical and semi-analytical methods
  • Take part in two of Australia’s largest astronomy centres (CAASTRO-3D and ICRAR), engage in frontline international science using world-class high performance computing facilities, and work with leading researchers.

This research position focuses on utilisation and development of astrophysical simulations of galaxy formation, and consists of large-scale cosmological N-body runs coupled to semi-analytical models, and detailed hydro-dynamical runs of galaxy formation, which exploit high performance computing facilities across Australia. There will be extensive opportunity to develop accurate, physically motivated models for small-scale astrophysical processes, and to produce realistic synthetic observables for comparison with observational data.

We are currently in search for an enthusiastic Research Associate to be part of this 3-Dimensions research, led by Professor Lisa Kewley at the Australian National University. The appointee will have the opportunity to spend time visiting other CAASTRO-3D host and partner institutions.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in astrophysical simulations or related discipline
  • Expertise in astrophysics and high performance computing
  • Experience in data intensive astronomy
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  • Good publication record as evidenced by international refereed publications
  • 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

KIAA-ICRAR joint postdoctoral research positions on radio astronomy

  • Tenure: 4 year appointment, split between Beijing and Perth
  • Salary Range: Depending on experience and qualifications
  • Postdoctoral fellow position
  • Start date: July 1/Sep 1 2017

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China and the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth, Australia invite applications with a Chinese citizenship to fill in 2 jointly funded postdoctoral research positions to work on radio astronomy, starting in the fall of 2017. The term of the funding is four years, with the first half based at KIAA and the second half at ICRAR.

We seek for qualified applicants with an expertise in single-dish or interferometry radio astronomy, or relevant numerical simulations.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to carry out independent and original research as well as collaborate with KIAA and ICRAR staff on topics related to 1) galaxy assembly and evolution (neutral atomic and molecular gas, radio continuum, multi-wavelength surveys), 2) galaxy-AGN-black hole coevolution (neutral atomic and molecular gas, radio continuum, multi-wavelength surveys), 3) the variable universe (pulsars and radio transients) and 4) cosmology (EOR, large-scale structure, intensity mapping, simulations).

The broad aim of this program is to support excellent research by early career radio researchers, to enhance the astronomical and SKA collaborations between China and Australia, and to reinforce the capability in China in fully extracting the scientific value from the coming radio surveys at the 500-m FAST telescope in China, as well as SKA precursor surveys world-wide.

KIAA is an international center of excellence promoting basic astrophysical research. With English as its working language, KIAA is developing an intellectual environment for scientific exchange. In partnership with the National Astronomical Observatories and other astronomical centers and universities in China, KIAA is engaged in theoretical and observational initiatives, development and utilization of facilities, and training of students and postdocs. KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops, conferences, and special-topic training programs. KIAA is establishing exchange and visiting programs with other Kavli institutes and a network of universities and astronomy centers worldwide. The institute, in conjunction with the Department of Astronomy, has a total of about 25 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 50 graduate students, and 120 undergraduates. More information

ICRAR is a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, engaged in Astronomy research, engineering and data intensive astronomy. ICRAR is ranked as one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world and is a significant partner in SKA pre-construction activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Restricted to applicants with a Chinese citizenship.

Software Engineer (CAASTRO-3D Data Intensive Astronomy)

  • Tenure: 3 year appointment
  • Salary Range: Professional Staff Level 8 $94,637 – $103,646 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Unique opportunity to work as part of a multi-university centre of excellence
  • Take part in two of Australia’s largest astronomy centres (CAASTRO-3D and ICRAR), engage in frontline international science using world-class high performance computing facilities, and work with leading researchers.

The focus of this software engineering position is on large-scale global data management, data processing, enabling in-site visualisation and data product dissemination. The development will be driven by science requirements of the various science projects carried out within CAASTRO-3D (see the list above). Due to the amount of data collected by current and future facilities and experiments, the handling and processing of the data requires large, heterogeneous computing facilities and capabilities. This includes HPC centres, in-house clusters as well as private and public clouds. The software needs to be able to make use and manage such a diverse landscape. Science projects are highly experimental and agile in nature and thus the software, as well as the persons behind the software need to be able to work in such an environment.

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Calibration Software

  • Tenure: Full time, fixed term until January 2021
  • Salary Range: ALA ($85,916 – $92,224)

ICRAR-Curtin invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral research associate software position to work within the Ionised Universe Theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D). Based in the Epoch of Reionisation project at the Curtin node, this position will develop, test and apply new data calibration software algorithms for the Murchison Widefield Array EoR project. The incumbent will contribute to the development of the next version of the MWA EoR calibration. This position is funded by The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D), a seven-year Centre of Excellence with six nodes across Australia, will interact directly with the Data Intensive Astronomy Thread for software development, and has the opportunity for research visits to other ASTRO 3D nodes and partner institutions.

As an ASTRO 3D postdoctoral researcher, this position works within the Ionised Theme of ASTRO 3D and the MWA EoR project, co-led by Dr Cathryn Trott and Prof. Rachel Webster (University of Melbourne).

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Sky Calibration Models

  • Tenure: Full time, fixed term until January 2021
  • Salary Range: ALA ($85,916 – $92,224)

ICRAR-Curtin invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral research associate to within the Ionised Universe Theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D). Based in the Epoch of Reionisation project at the Curtin node, this position will measure, define and improve the foreground calibration model for the Murchison Widefield Array EoR project using existing catalogues and new observations. The incumbent will contribute to generating and refining the Galactic and extragalactic sky model for data calibration and source peeling. This position is funded by The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D), a seven-year Centre of Excellence with six nodes across Australia. The position is funded for three years, with a potential extension for a further year, and has the opportunity for research visits to other CAASTRO-3D nodes and partner institutions.

As an ASTRO 3D postdoctoral researcher, this position works within the Ionised Theme of ASTRO 3D and the MWA EoR project, co-led by Dr Cathryn Trott and Prof. Rachel Webster (University of Melbourne).

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Epoch of Reionisation Data Processing

  • Tenure: Full time, fixed term until January 2021
  • Salary Range: ALA ($85,916 – $92,224)

ICRAR-Curtin invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral research associate software position to work within the Ionised Universe Theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D). Based in the Epoch of Reionisation project at the Curtin node, this position will calibrate and process data from the Murchison Widefield Array EoR project. The incumbent will contribute to defining and improving the approach to data calibration, apply these techniques to data from the MWA to calibrate the dataset, process through to an EoR power spectrum, and compute the associated uncertainties. Part of the role may form an understanding of the impact of calibration method on the data, exploit the MWA’s redundant and non-redundant baselines, and/or contribute to maintenance of the data curation and quality database. This position is funded by The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D), a seven-year Centre of Excellence with six nodes across Australia. The position is funded for three years, with a potential extension for a further year, and has the opportunity for research visits to other ASTRO 3D nodes and partner institutions.

As an ASTRO 3D postdoctoral researcher, this position works within the Ionised Theme of ASTRO 3D and the MWA EoR project, co-led by Dr Cathryn Trott and Prof. Rachel Webster (University of Melbourne).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Research Fellow in Accretion/Jet Physics

  • Fixed term, full-time. Until 31 October 2021
  • Salary range: Level ALC ($118,914 to $137,117 per annum)

The ICRAR node at Curtin University, Perth, invites applications for the position of Senior Research Fellow for a term of up to four years, specializing in the area of accretion and jet physics, or radio transients. The new Fellow will be expected to establish an independent research program in an area complementary to the activities of the existing accretion physics group at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), which are focused on multi-wavelength observational studies of accreting stellar-mass compact objects (including X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables and ultraluminous X-ray sources), as well as studies of radio transient sources.

To be successful, you will have a well-established track record, with extensive observational or theoretical expertise in this field of research. Collaborating with the accretion physics group, you will be expected to

  • Conduct original research in accretion/jet physics
  • Lead competitive funding applications
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Conduct appropriate service activities both within CIRA and the broader University

Senior Research Fellow in Radio Astronomy Engineering

  • Fixed term, full-time. Until 31 October 2021
  • Salary range: Level ALC ($118,914 to $137,117 per annum)

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) plays a key role in the development, construction and operation of new radio astronomical facilities, in particular the SKA precursor Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, as well as playing major parts in Australia’s contribution to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). ICRAR-Curtin, comprising more than fifty staff and PhD students, is at the forefront of low frequency radio astronomy research as the manager and operator of the MWA. The MWA has been fully operational since 2013, undertaking a number of important science programs whose results are contributing to the design process for SKA-Low.

As Senior Research Fellow at ICRAR-Curtin, you will undertake an independent research program in the field of radio astronomy engineering, working within the Engineering Research group led by Prof David Davidson. Two topics of particularly high priority are the calibration issues specifically facing aperture array radio telescopes such as MWA and SKA-Low, and advanced RFI mitigation techniques for radio astronomy, including spatial filtering. The successful applicant will establish their own research program, focusing on one or both of these topics. He/she will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students, participate in competitive grant applications and maintain strong collaborative links with international partners, in particular the SKAO and its relevant consortia. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, including but not limited to the SKA and its precursor facilities, the MWA and MeerKAT.

KIAA-International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for KIAA-International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Postdoctoral Fellowships. For more information on these fellowships and all other postdoctoral opportunities at KIAA, see: http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/opportunities/postdoc
The KIAA Fellowships and other positions are open to qualified applicants in any area. The KIAA-ICRAR fellowships are four-year appointments, with the first half based at KIAA and the second half at ICRAR.
Successful applicants will be encouraged to carry out independent and original research as well as collaborate with staff at Peking University and partner institutes. The successful applicant should begin at KIAA within 3 years of their PhD diploma, with exceptions possible in rare cases. The KIAA-ICRAR Fellowships are restricted to Chinese citizens.

Senior Research Fellow – Radio astronomy engineering

  • Fixed term, full-time. Until 31 October 2021
  • Salary range: $118,914 – $137,117 (ALC)
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Advert extended, previous applicants need not reapply

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and associated Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) play key roles in the development, construction and operation of new radio astronomical facilities, in particular the SKA precursor Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, as well as playing major parts in Australia’s contribution to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). CIRA, comprising more than fifty staff and PhD students, is at the forefront of low frequency radio astronomy research as the manager and operator of the MWA. The MWA has been fully operational since 2013, undertaking a number of important science programs whose results are contributing to the design process for SKA_LOW.

As Senior Research Fellow at CIRA, you will undertake an independent research program in the field of radio astronomy engineering, working within the Engineering Research group led by Prof David Davidson. Two topics of particularly high priority are the calibration issues specifically facing aperture array radio telescopes such as MWA and SKA_LOW, and advanced RFI mitigation techniques for radio astronomy, including spatial filtering. The successful applicant will establish their own research program, focusing on one or both of these topics. He/she will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students, participate in competitive grant applications and maintain strong collaborative links with international partners, in particular the SKAO and its relevant consortia. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, including but not limited to the SKA and its precursor facilities, the MWA and MeerKAT.

You will need a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (most probably electronic engineering or radio astronomy). A demonstrated ability to conduct leading-edge research and publish high-quality papers is essential, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to travel interstate and / or overseas is a requirement. Practical knowledge of antennas, radio interferometry, signal processing, RF electronics, digital systems and/or RFI mitigation would be highly desirable. Some observational skills and experience of an observatory would also be valuable.

ASTRO 3D Senior Research Fellow

  • Ongoing, tenurable position
  • Salary range: Level C $117,857 – $135,900 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation
  • Applications invited from female applicants only.

ICRAR/UWA hosts a node of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), headed by Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU). ASTRO 3D spans five other Australian universities, three national infrastructure facilities, and seven international partner institutions and conducts world-leading observational and theoretical research focused on the main Centre scientific programs:

  1. The Epoch of Reionization : This program will use the Murchison Wide-field Array in Western Australia to detect the sources at the epoch of reionization using rest-frame 21cm emission and to compare with the predictions of detailed theoretical simulations.
  2. First Stars: This program aims to discover the oldest and most metal-poor stars in and around the Milky Way using ANU’s SkyMapper telescope and determining their chemical compositions by means of high-resolution spectroscopy with telescopes like Keck and Magellan to shed light on their formation, evolution and nucleosynthesis.
  3. First Galaxies: This program aims to discover the first galaxies in the universe  with JWST and to reveal their chemical and star formation properties.
  4. Galaxy Formation and Evolution: This research program, suitable for both theorists and observers, combines rest-frame UV, optical, and infrared Keck spectroscopy with large-scale numerical simulations to understand chemical evolution, mass build-up, and the accumulation of angular momentum in galaxies across cosmic time, gas transport through galaxies and in galactic outflows, and how chemical elements are incorporated into stars.
  5. ASKAP Surveys: The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is conducting three large surveys (FLASH, WALLABY, and DINGO) to measure the mass and angular momentum through neutral hydrogen gas of hundreds of thousand galaxies over the past 6 billion years.
  6. SAMI: the SAMI Galaxy Survey is providing data on the kinematics, morphology and stellar populations of more than 3000 galaxies. This project will use these data to explore the role of angular momentum in determining the morphologies and star formation histories of galaxies. It will compare observations to simulations of galaxy formation to test models of angular momentum evolution during galaxy assembly.
  7. GALAH: The GALactic Archaeology with HERMES (GALAH) survey is an ambitious spectroscopic survey on the Anglo-Australian Telescope with the ultimate goal of determining the detailed chemical composition of a million stars in the Milky Way to unravel the full assembly, dynamical, chemical, star formation and merger history of the Galaxy.
  8. Data Intensive Science: the Centre is reliant on the efficient collection, processing, storage and curation of vast amounts of data from the Centre’s scientific programs, requiring novel techniques and advanced algorithms to accomplish.

Research at the ICRAR/UWA node of ASTRO 3D is mainly focused on ASKAP HI surveys, SAMI/HECTOR, cosmological simulations and data intensive science. However applications from candidates with experience in any of the ASTRO 3D research areas are welcome.

You will take a leading research role at ICRAR/UWA in an area in astronomy and astrophysics related to one or more of the research areas of ASTRO 3D listed above. You will have generous travel and research support. Allocation of PhD students and postdoctoral support will be through competitive UWA and national processes. The position is tenurable at UWA with the first four years being funded by ASTRO 3D in the role of ASTRO 3D Fellow. Contributions to advanced teaching will be viewed favourably in this period. After this period, the position will be funded by UWA in an ongoing capacity. There will be UWA teaching and other duties after this period, as directed. You will be expected to offer PhD projects and to supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. You will interact with national and international ASTRO 3D team members, ICRAR staff, and other national and international researchers on projects of fundamental importance. ASTRO 3D research at ICRAR/UWA is focussed on large-scale HI surveys with ASKAP and complementary optical/IR surveys and large-scale cosmological simulations. These projects will help UWA’s aspirations for future engagement in SKA and other major-facility science. This position is open to female applicants only.

Research Associate

  • 3 year fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $67,352 – $91,397 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

We are in search for a qualified individual to join the wide-field spectroscopic survey group at ICRAR.

The successful applicant will contribute towards the science exploitation of Galaxy and Mass Assembly Survey (GAMA), the observing of Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS), the planning for Wide Area VISTA Extra-galactic Survey (WAVES) and assist in the development of the 4MOST redshift, continuum, and line measurement pipeline (4XP). In doing so, the applicant will become a core member of all three surveys with full data access and authorship rights to GAMA, DEVILS, and WAVES publications. The candidate will lead a research campaign, around these surveys, with a focus on galaxy evolution and dark matter constraints through the study of groups, mergers, star-formation, energy, and structure over all cosmic time. In addition to the above spectroscopic surveys, the group is also involved in a number of imaging programs with opportunities for involvement, these include: eROSITA, DINGO, WALLABY, EMU, TAIPAN, HECTOR, JWST, LSST, MSE, Euclid, and WFIRST.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Have a PhD in a field relevant to optical extragalactic astronomy
  • Experience in extragalactic astronomy (esp. Galaxy evolution) attested by a good publication record
  • Experience in redshift determination (spectroscopic and/or photometric)

You will be a highly motivated individual with an ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team. Previous experience in observing in optical spectroscopy, in development of spectroscopic pipelines for redshifting and/or continuum/line- fitting, and in galaxy group finding using spectroscopic surveys will be highly desirable.

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.

Fieldwork Coordinator – Murchison Widefield Array

  • 5 years fixed-term, full time
  • $ 79,627 – $ 84,541 (G06) + 17% Superannuation

A rare opportunity for you to be responsible for the coordination of the MWA’s field work program at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO). Our field work program supports a range of radio astronomy activities including the international Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and Aperture Array Verification System (AAVS) projects; and other instruments and experiments including the Engineering Development Array (EDA) and BIGHORNS.

This position will include specific training on first aid, remote driving, and system specific maintenance tasks.

  • Coordinate and lead field activities.
    • Manage planning and approvals for all field activities.
    • Procure goods and services required to support field activities.
    • Manage execution of field campaigns in accordance with approved plans.
    • Prepare post deployment field reports.
  • Manage MWA’s field safety and logistics procedures and documentation.
    • Ensure ongoing compliance with relevant University policies.
    • Promote and coordinate continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to MWA’s routine diagnostic, maintenance and repair programs for fielded instrumentation.
    • Perform basic fault finding and repair by replacement on fielded systems with guidance
    • Supervise contracted site and instrument maintenance activities
  • Support MWA outreach activities.

You will bring to the role
1. A relevant qualification with relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
2. Demonstrated organisational skills with experience in or the ability to manage the operational requirements of a scientific field station, including the planning of complex activities such as the application of risk assessment and management procedures.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
4. Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with multiple stakeholders.
5. Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to produce documents, correspondence, records, instructions and procedures which are clear, accurate and concise.
6. Demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as the ability to supervise the work of others.
7. Proficiency in basic IT platforms including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and Astronomy

  • Fixed-term, full time until 30 June 2021
  • $68,768 – $93,178 (ALA) + superannuation
  • $98,059 – $116,369 (ALB) + superannuation

An extraordinary Research Associate/Fellow opportunity funded by the Australian Research Council is available to carry out work on the localisation of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) with the ASKAP survey for fast transients, CRAFT.
You will be involved in the interpretation of FRB dispersion measures and redshifts to determine the intergalactic baryon density and the effect of galaxy feedback on the IGM, and in developing models of the intergalactic baryon distribution.

  • Contribute to the analysis of the properties of FRB host galaxies
  • Contribute to the detection and localisation of FRBs in high time resolution data
  • Be involved in most aspects of the data pipeline, from observations to data processing to statistical analysis, and work with other members of the CRAFT team
  • Augment the scientific return from CRAFT by interacting with other Curtin University staff and CRAFT members in the interpretation of survey results and in the pursuit of multi-messenger follow-up of FRB detections

You will bring to this role

  • A doctoral qualification relevant to Physics or Astronomy.
  • Possess an excellent track record, with potential for attracting competitive grant funding.
  • Previous experience in radio interferometry is highly desirable.
  • Experience in high-time resolution data processing or pulsar astronomy is advantageous.

Research Fellow, Global Epoch of Reionisation Signal

  • Tenure:    4 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:   $98,059 – $116,369 (ALB) plus 17% Superannuation

A four-year Research Fellow position is available at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth, Australia. The Research Fellow will work with the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) project to design, build and undertake science observations and analysis of the global neutral hydrogen signal from the Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionisation with a prototype array of low radio frequency short-spaced dipoles. The project requires a good knowledge of, and experience with astronomical instrumentation and engineering, and scientific observations and data analysis. The Fellow will work with the Murchison Widefield Array EoR team, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) engineering staff and existing Global Signal programs to deliver the prototype array, as a science-quality test instrument for larger Global Signal projects. The position is available from January 2019 for a duration of four years.

This Fellow position is supported through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship program, which aims to unveil signals from the Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionisation through innovative instrumentation and algorithms.

Your new role

The Research Fellow will work with project leader Assoc. Prof. Cathryn Trott and other global signal and instrumentation expertise at CIRA, to perform a global EoR signal experiment using short-spacing leaked total power signal. The Fellow will lead the development of a prototype array of 15-20 closely-space dipoles, with full signal digitisation, including design of the array layout, signal chain and power requirements. Aspects of this instrumentation development will be supported by existing instrumentation and antenna-design expertise at CIRA. The Fellow will then undertake science observations and analysis of data from the array, with the aim to detect global signal power from the first billion years of the Universe. The prototype array will be co-located with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) at the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory, a radio-quiet zone in the Western Australian desert. Cross-correlation measurements with the MWA will allow for system calibration and benchmarking.

The incumbent of this position is expected to have good knowledge of radio astronomy instrumentation and data analysis. Experience with low-frequency radio interferometers, dipole arrays, and/or global signal experiments would be advantageous.

  • Design and build a prototype dipole array for conducting short-spacing cross-correlation observations of the low-frequency sky, including array layout, signal chain and power requirements
  • Design and conduct science observations with the prototype array to calibrate the instrument and extract total power signal
  • Analyse data to extract a global neutral hydrogen signal, or constraints on such, from the Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionisation
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Present results in high-quality journals and at relevant workshops and conferences
  • Supervise undergraduate and HDR students, and contribute to the general EoR Research Group and ICRAR science programs
  • 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.

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You will bring to the role

  • A PhD in radio astronomy, radio engineering, or experience developing scientific instrumentation and undertaking analysis
  • Demonstrated strong track record of research outputs and communication of methods and results
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of radio interferometry
  • Experience with low-frequency radio astronomy datasets
  • Knowledge of low-frequency radio astronomy calibration
  • Potential for attracting external grants and funding
  • Ability to supervise Higher Degree by Research students
  • Commitment to principles of equity and diversity, and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with global signal experiments, and/or low-frequency radio dipole arrays (Desirable)

What we offer you

  • Fixed term and externally funded research-only position for four years, with funding available for travel and computing

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary-packaging arrangements including childcare, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements.

What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria.

Senior Research Fellow, MWA Survey Science

  • Tenure:    3 years fixed term, full-time
  • Salary Range:   $120,028 – $138,340 (ALC) plus 17% Superannuation

We are seeking a new Senior Research Fellow, funded by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, to work on scientific exploitation of new survey data from the recently-upgraded Murchison Widefield Array (MWA); a low-frequency radio telescope for which Curtin University is the lead and managing organisation.

You will use your in-depth subject matter knowledge of extragalactic radio astronomy to enable and deliver new scientific publications from MWA data products. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in one or more of our priority science areas: life cycles of radio galaxies, physics of galaxy clusters, detection and characterisation of the cosmic web, and radio source population studies.

In addition to data from the MWA, the candidate will have the opportunity to leverage the numerous multi-wavelength surveys Australian astronomers have access to (e.g. Skymapper, ASKAP, GAMA, Taipan) and to exploit Australia’s partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO; http://www.eso.org) to conduct novel research exploiting the synergies between MWA and other multi-wavelength facilities.

You will work closely with our established MWA science team, complementing their skills with your experience in radio and multi-wavelength astronomy and obtaining follow-up multi-wavelength observations to understand the nature of MWA radio sources.
You will work openly and in close collaboration with existing teams from across the 21 MWA partner institutions in following-up new MWA surveys. You will be widely respected for your collaborative qualities.
This position will be based at the Curtin University node of ICRAR, located on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University. The position will involve liaising with collaborators at MWA partner institutes both in Australia and overseas, and may involve regular travel between these institutes.

More information.

What we offer you
Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary-packaging arrangements including childcare, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements.

What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria.