Applications are invited for a junior postdoctoral researcher in extragalactic observational astronomy at the Swinburne University of Technology to work with Dr. Barbara Catinella.
The appointee will work on multi-wavelength studies of nearby galaxies, aimed at understanding the connection between gas and stellar components, and their relation to the environment. This project will involve the analysis of radio data from Arecibo and the Australia Telescope Compact Array, and ancillary data from SDSS, GALEX, WISE, etc.
The appointee will join an active research group in Australia's most rapidly growing astronomy department. Swinburne astronomers have access to the AAT, Gemini, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes, as well as institutional access to the Keck telescopes in Hawaii. The Centre operates its own GPU supercomputing facility and has access to state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities. Melbourne was recently listed as one of the best cities in the world to live in.
Essential criteria: A PhD in observational astrophysics; strong research skills and a demonstrated publication track record in peer-reviewed journals; excellent oral and written communications skills. Desirable criteria: experience with reduction and analysis of HI data and/or multi-wavelength data.
The appointment will be for three years. Applications must include a CV, bibliography, and a brief statement of research interests. Apply online at the above URL. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Catinella at the above address by the application deadline of December 15th 2013. A starting date by May 1st 2014 is preferred but is negotiable.