An outstanding scientist with experience in far-IR astronomy is sought to advance our extensive programme of follow-up of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) group catalogue. The GAMA group catalogue currently contains over 20,000 groups with a broad range in halo mass extending down to Local Group analogues. It is the most robust galaxy group catalogue available, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. We are now engaged in an aggressive programme of follow-up with observations scheduled on Herschel, Gemini, Chandra, Blanco and the AAO. We particularly seek applicants with far-IR expertise to assist in processing Herschel PACs data. We expect the successful applicant to take a leading role in the general exploitation and further development of the GAMA group catalogue, and to assist with future observing programmes to capitalise on this unique dataset.
The applicant will become a full member of the GAMA team and be expected to play a leading role in this exciting follow-up programme which is focussed on studying star-formation in low mass haloes – where the majority of stellar mass is produced and processed. The GAMA project is led from the recently established International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at The University of Western Australia, and aims to combined the latest multi-wavelength data with broad deep spectroscopic data from the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
The ICRAR modern office complex is situated within UWAs green leaf campus located on the banks of the Swan river in one of the world’s most liveable cities.
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