Postdoctoral position at Curtin University to undertake research on Fast Radio Bursts as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics
(CAASTRO), under the guidance of Professor Steven Tingay. 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 Curtin University in Perth, is aimed at conducting experiments to detect and localise fast radio bursts using a range of existing and future radio telescope instrumentation. The position will work within a multi-institutional CAASTRO team using the Parkes radio telescope, the SKA Molonglo Pathfinder (SKAMP) telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and global Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) arrays, to detect fast radio bursts, localise their positions on the sky, and identify the host galaxies of their progenitors. The position will complement theory and multi-wavelength efforts directed at fast radio burst detection and localisation that may involve searches for possible afterglow emission in the radio and optical.
This appointment will be for four 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 (8:30pm Perth time)