The University of Sydney is Australia's premier university. We have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employ over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) at The University of Sydney, to carry out research on radio polarimetry and cosmic magnetic fields in an enthusiastic research group led by Professor Bryan Gaensler.
Your focus will be the "Polarization Sky Survey of the Universe's Magnetism" (POSSUM), an all-sky survey of radio polarization and Faraday rotation recently approved as one of eight large surveys for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). Your main responsibility will be to help develop the calibration and imaging pipelines for POSSUM, and to participate in early science from this exciting effort to map the Universe's magnetism.
This position is full-time fixed-term for one year, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. An offer of a further two years will be subject to performance and funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment.
SIfA houses over 70 staff and students, who conduct a diverse research program in observational astrophysics, theory and instrumentation; for further information see http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/sifa . The University of Sydney occupies a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world's great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Sydney offers warm weather, great food, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.
For more information and to apply, please use Reference No. 497/0909 and visit http://usyd.edu.au/positions . Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Gaensler at firstname.lastname@example.org . General enquiries can be directed to Fabrice Noël by email email@example.com or by telephone on +61 2 9036 7295.