Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the morphological and structural evolution of galaxies in clusters with Profs. Peter McGregor (ANU), Karl Glazebrook (Swinburne) and Bob Abraham (UToronto). The project uses Guaranteed Time observations with the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager, built by The Australian National University, and the GeMS Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system on the Gemini South telescope.
The appointee will lead observations at the Gemini South telescope in Chile, optimise existing data reduction systems, and undertake morphological analysis of cluster galaxies over the redshift range 0.8 < z < 2.5.
Applicants must have completed/submitted a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics, and preferably will have a background in galaxy morphological analysis using contemporary tools such as GALFIT and experience in reduction of near-IR imaging data.
The position will be held at The Australian National University, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Canberra, Australia. The appointment at Academic Level A is available for 2 years with a minimum full-time starting salary of $73,379 pa plus generous superannuation entitlements.
The vibrant and diverse astronomical research community at the ANU has access to a broad array of facilities including the Magellan, Gemini and twin Keck telescopes. The School hosts an active instrumentation group, with a strong focus on Adaptive Optics. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to contribute to the evolving science case for instrumentation under development at the ANU for the 25 m Giant Magellan Telescope.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Peter McGregor (Peter.McGregor@anu.edu.au) for additional information.