Postdoctoral position at the Swinburne University to undertake cosmology research as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), under the guidance of Assoicate Professor Chris Blake.
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 Swinburne University in Melbourne, will use current and future galaxy, velocity and lensing surveys to test the cosmological model. Researchers with experience in cosmological data analysis, theory or simulations are encouraged to apply. Relevant current datasets our group is working on include the 6-degree Field Galaxy and Velocity survey, the WiggleZ and GAMA Surveys, the Dark Energy Survey (via the Australian OzDES collaboration) and the RCS2 and KiDS lensing surveys. Upcoming galaxy and velocity datasets include all-sky surveys TAIPAN, WALLABY and Skymapper. Swinburne and CAASTRO offer considerable high-performance computing access for generating large-scale cosmological simulations.
The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for a further 2 years subject to performance and funding.
Appointment is possible at either academic levels A or B, depending on experience. CAASTRO supports a flexible working environment. Subject to visa restrictions, all opportunities are available as either full-time or part-time positions.
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)