CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) division provides technology and services for radio astronomy, spacecraft tracking and space sciences. As a Research Scientist with CASS you will join the division as it constructs a novel wide-field radio telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), which is now entering the engineering commissioning phase. Because of the large field of view ASKAP relies on custom software running on a 100TF cluster to process data into scientific data products. The division hosts the Australia Telescope National Facility, which includes the Parkes Telescope, Australia Telescope Compact Array, and ASKAP.
Specifically you will be responsible for:
• Participating in research and development of pipelined calibration and imaging capabilities for the ASKAP;
• Participating in the Square Kilometre Array Science Data Processing consortium; and/or
• Participating in the research and development of calibration and imaging capabilities for the Parkes Telescope, and the Australian Telescope Compact Array.
• Developing and maintaining high quality C++ code for calibration and imaging within a large scale, professionally engineered environment.
• Supporting the commissioning and science operations of ASKAP by providing help on calibration and imaging.
Location: Marsfield, NSW, Australia
Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
To be successful you will have:
• A PhD in Astronomy, Radio Astronomy or equivalent.
• In depth understanding of radio interferometry calibration and imaging techniques.
• Experience writing production quality software for radio interferometry calibration and imaging.
• Software development experience in C++, Python, Java or other modern languages.
• Excellent communication written and oral communication skills.
If you have experience in a leadership role you will be considered for the senior role.
About CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
CSIRO is one of the world's leading research organisations. The Astronomy and Space Science is responsible for the deployment of the A$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in Australia and New Zealand and South Africa. With a €1.5 billion project, the SKA will consist of thousands of radio-wave antennas all linked together by high bandwidth optical fibre. The antennas will work together, acting as a single large instrument with a collecting area approximating one square kilometre. Find out more! Visit www.csiro.au.
About Sydney, Australia
Marsfield is a leafy suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes from the central business district with high quality private and public schools in close proximity. Sydney offers an outdoor lifestyle centred around its harbour, beaches and parks. It has an active sporting and cultural community and is renowned for its Opera House as well as its current stable economy. Find out more - http://www.sydneyaustralia.com/en/home