Postdoctoral position at the University of Melbourne to undertake theoretical modelling of galaxies observed as part of the SAMI survey within 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 lead a simulation effort of the spatially resolved dynamics of galaxies. The simulations will inform analysis of data from the SAMI IFU galaxy survey currently being undertaken at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, with the goal of studying the properties of feedback during galaxy formation. The candidate would work closely with other CAASTRO investigators and the SAMI survey team including Chris Power, Alan Duffy, Scott Croom and Geraint Lewis.
This appointment will be for 4 years. 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)