Postdoctoral Research Position - Galaxy Evolution (observational) - Swinburne University of Technology
Applications are invited for an Australian Research Council funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in observational astrophysics in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia to work with Prof Karl Glazebrook.
The appointee will be expected to play a leading role in an international collaboration to study a sample of local star-forming galaxies, selected to have similar star-formation and kinematic properties to galaxies in the early Universe, with the aim of studying the physical relation of kinematics, star-formation and galaxy morphology at early times. The project will use data from Keck, Gemini, ALMA, and HST for this with much of this data already in hand (including an upcoming award of HST time). The appointee will also have the opportunity to pursue a vigorous independent research program and to collaborate on other projects at Swinburne.
Essential criteria: A PhD in observational astrophysics; strong research skills and a demonstrated publication track-record in peer-reviewed journals; excellent oral and written communications skills. Desirable criteria: experience with reduction and analysis of integral field spectroscopic data and multi-wavelength data (for example far-infrared and radio).
The appointee will join an active research group in Australia's most rapidly growing astronomy department. Swinburne astronomers regularly obtain national observing time on the AAT, Gemini, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. They have institutional access to the W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii (15-20 nights per year). The Centre has GSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in house as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities. Melbourne was again in 2012 ranked the world's most liveable city by The Economist and is a cosmopolitan place with a mild climate and many cultural and sporting events. Mountains, ocean and wine growing regions are easily accessible. The Centre itself is located in the diverse inner city suburb of Hawthorn with very good public transport connections.
The appointment will be for three years. The salary scale is $70,174-75,289 (Australian dollars) per annum, depending on experience, plus a generous 17% superannuation (pension) and leave entitlements. More details of the package and the scientific project are available on request.
Applications must include a CV, bibliography, statement of research interests, and contact details of three referees. Apply online at:
Applications are due by 1st Feb 2013. Please direct any enquiries about the position to Prof. Glazebrook and please instruct referees to email their references direct to Prof. Glazebrook by the deadline.