Postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National University to undertake research in the radio detection of the epoch of reionization as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) under the guidance of Professors Frank Briggs and Brian Schmidt.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO") aims to establish Australia as a world-leader in wide-field optical and radio astronomy. CAASTRO is answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, is developing innovative ways of processing enormous data sets, and is enabling a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers. CAASTRO is a research partnership between The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, the latter two operating as the joint venture, ICRAR. CAASTRO is also collaborating closely with the Australian Astronomical Observatory, CSIRO, and other Australian and international partners. CAASTRO supports the activities of over 100 scientific, technical and administrative staff plus associated students.
This position is based at The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Canberra, with the successful applicant undertaking research within CAASTRO’s Evolving Universe Theme to work with Professors Frank Briggs and Brian Schmidt. The successful applicant will work in the area of calibration and stability of new Radio Frequency Telescopes, with a focus on the detection of HI at the Epoch of Reionization. The position will work on a number of cutting edge astronomical instrumentation projects, including those located at the Murchison Radio Observatory in Western Australia. Applicants should have expertise in synthesis imaging with an interest in coupling these skills to technical development. Appropriately qualified candidates will be given the opportunity to simultaneously pursue a self-directed research program in related areas.
This appointment will be for three years at a level of Postdoctoral Fellow, Academic Level A (AU$76,984pa) or Research Fellow, Academic Level B (AU$83,773 - AU$95,407pa), plus generous superannuation entitlements. CAASTRO and The ANU support a flexible working environment; for Australian citizens or permanent residents, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position. Due to visa restrictions, international applicants can be considered only on a full-time basis. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Frank Briggs for additional information before applying.
For more information on how to apply for this position (and others within CAASTRO), go to http://www.caastro.org/jobs and follow the links.
Applications should be submitted through the ANU website before 31 January 2013, Reference Number A598-12TM-12SK, http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=3098