Super Science Postdoc Fellowship-Large-scale maps of the Universe - JRID36873

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July 1, 2010
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July 15, 2010
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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific & Indust
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Government Agency
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*Are you ready to contribute to the radio astronomy revolution?
*Want to join a team dedicated to making a difference to astronomy?
*Here's a chance to set your Post-doc career on the right path

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), being planned by a consortium of 34 organisations from 15 countries, will provide a sensitivity 100 times greater than the best radio telescopes today. CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is now constructing the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) a next-generation radio telescope that is on the strategic pathway towards the staged development and deployment of the SKA.

ASKAP will carry out a series of ambitious surveys that will fundamentally change our view of the Universe. The ?Widefield ASKAP L-band Legacy All-sky Blind surveY? (WALLABY) is the highest ranked ASKAP spectral line survey and aims to examine the HI content of galaxies and large scale structure out to a redshift of z = 0.26. WALLABY will be 20 times more sensitive, with a 900 times smaller beam area than the best current product, the HI Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) and is expected to spectroscopically detect 0.5 million galaxies.

You're invited to apply for one of the three Super Science Fellowships at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS previously ATNF), Australia's premier radio astronomical facility You will need a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or related disciplines or you will be close to satisfying the requirements for such a PhD and have radio synthesis imaging expertise.

We are looking for a highly motivated Fellow to engage in research related to the WALLABY project, which is led by B. Koribalski and L. Staveley-Smith. The project aim is to enable the reliable detection, cataloguing and characterisation of neutral hydrogen sources in WALLABY. The Fellow will work towards this aim, in collaboration with WALLABY PIs, while also conducting world-class astronomical research.

The Super Science Fellow will be based at the ATNF headquarters in Sydney and will frequently visit researchers at ICRAR/UWA in Perth, which will act as a host institution for up to one of the three years of the fellowship.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Salary: $73k to $80k plus up to 15% superannuation
Reference No: 2010/261
Term: 3 years
Applications close: 15 July 2010

To be successful in this position you'll also need less than three years relevant experience since award of your PhD
A discretionary research allowance of about $120k will be available over the three-year term. Assistance with relocation will be provided as will other benefits.

Sydney Australia is cosmopolitan multi-cultural city of 4 million people located on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world with beaches within easy commute from many suburbs. The lifestyle is relaxed and friendly.

Find out more! and enter the reference number 2010/261

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CSIRO is strongly committed to Diversity and offers Flexible Working Arrangements and enhanced leave entitlements.