Postdoctoral position at the University of Melbourne to undertake theoretical modelling of HI intensity mapping as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), under the guidance of Professor Stuart Wyithe.
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 130 researchers, administrative staff and students.
This position, based at the University of Melbourne, will provide the opportunity for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to undertake theoretical studies related to the HI and optical properties of galaxies. The successful candidate will lead a cosmological simulation effort to model intensity mapping measurements based on data from radio telescopes, optical redshift surveys and galaxy simulations, with the goals of studying the cosmic HI content of the Universe and the prospects of using intensity mapping for future cosmological studies. The candidate will work closely with other CAASTRO investigators including Chris Blake, Chris Power and Lister Staveley-Smith.
This appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension for an additional year. CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.
For more information on how to apply for this position (and others within CAASTRO), go to http://caastro.org/jobs and follow the links.
CLOSING DATE: 31 October 2013 (11:30pm Melbourne time)