The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy seeks to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow to carry out observational research into the origin and nature of relativistic jets in X-ray binaries. The successful applicant will work with Dr. James Miller-Jones and Dr. Roberto Soria, combining observations from across the electromagnetic spectrum to study the relationship between inflow and outflow around accreting compact objects, and the effect of X-ray binary jets on their surroundings.
The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in initiating and carrying out a large observational program, and in analysing and publishing the ensuing results. They will also be expected to co-supervise graduate students. This work will be carried out as part of a broader international collaboration, including experts in both theoretical and multi-wavelength studies of X-ray binaries.
The appointment is full-time, for three years. A personal research budget will be made available. The position is based at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), within Curtin University's Bentley Campus in Western Australia. CIRA is a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, as well as one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, consisting of more than 50 scientific and engineering staff working on a broad range of radio astronomical science and instrumentation.
Essential criteria are a PhD in astronomy or a related field, and a proven track record of performing and publishing research. A good understanding of the fundamentals of radio astronomy would be an advantage.
For further information or to submit an application, see http://www.futurestaff.curtin.edu.au (REF 2236).