CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) invites applications for the 2013 Bolton Fellowship, Australia's longest-standing prize fellowship, helping early career astronomers establish their research careers by undertaking independent research or development in any area relevant to CASS observational capabilities.
CASS operates the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), consisting of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Mopra 22-m telescope, the Parkes 64-m telescope, and the Long Baseline Array (LBA). CASS is also heavily engaged in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and is currently constructing and commissioning the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a powerful new instrument for ultra-wide-field radio astronomy at the Australian SKA site in Western Australia.
Bolton Fellows are based at the CASS headquarters in Sydney, Australia, within a lively research environment. Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city of about 4 million people located on one of the world's most beautiful harbours, with beaches in easy reach. The Sydney astronomical community is large and vibrant, consisting of researchers at CASS, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and 4 major Universities.
The Bolton Fellowship is a three-year appointment. Candidates must have submitted their PhD before commencing and have no more than 3 years post-PhD research experience. Benefits include a generous discretionary research allowance, relocation costs, superannuation, health insurance where appropriate, maternity leave, and four weeks annual vacation leave.
Applications must be made through Job Reference NSW12/03268 at http://csiro.nga.net.au. Applications close 18 November 2012.