Postdoctoral Fellow - Low Frequency Radio Astronomy - JRID45710

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
October 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
November 1, 2013
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
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Attention To: Ref NSW13/03425
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CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in “Low Frequency Radio Astronomy”.

Are you an expert in low-frequency radio astronomy? Are you interested in exploiting the next generation of radio telescopes, including the Murchison Wide-Field Array (MWA), on the road to the Square Kilometre Array? If so, this is the postdoc for you!

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) is a major partner in the Murchison Wide-Field Array (MWA) which has started scientific operations in Western Australia.  The MWA will be fantastic at making wide-field surveys of the sky at frequencies below 300 MHz. The science range of the MWA includes the Epoch of Reionization, Galactic science, time domain astrophysics and extragalactic astronomy. The MWA is a precursor for “SKA-1 Low” which will offer even greater capabilities for wide-field, low frequency radio astronomy.

The successful candidate will have deep knowledge and understanding of low frequency radio astronomy and its techniques, and the ability to bring those to bear on complex scientific problems. The candidate will have strong scientific credentials and ideally have been involved in the commissioning of low-frequency telescopes. The Fellow is expected to pursue independent research, publish in refereed journals and attend international conferences as appropriate.

The Fellow will be based at the CASS headquarters in Sydney, Australia, within a lively research environment, as part of the astrophysics group.

Applications must be made through Job Reference NSW13/03425 at Applications close 1st November 2013.

Included Benefits: 

Benefits include a generous discretionary research allowance, relocation costs, superannuation, health insurance and maternity leave where appropriate and four weeks annual vacation leave.