Job Announcement Text:
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS
REFERENCE NO. 393/0211
The Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) with MegaCam on the 3.6m CFHT presents the most detailed view of our cosmic neighbours, the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies. Applications are invited for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work closely with Professor Geraint Lewis and take advantage of this unique dataset, focusing on the properties of the extended stellar halo and tidal streams.
You will have experience in working with large photometric datasets, especially with regards to identifying and characterising the properties of various stellar populations, including the application of data modelling techniques. Desirable experience includes high performance computing and the application of Bayesian approaches to data modelling.
You will work within the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) one of the largest and most dynamic research groups in Australia. SIfA sits in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, a research intensive school with a 100 research active staff and 130 postgraduate researchers.
Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available if required.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 24 April 2011 (11:30PM Sydney)
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged as they are underrepresented in this field. © The University of Sydney