Postdoctoral position at University of Western Australia to undertake research analysis of SAMI simulations working as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), under the guidance of Professor Lister Staveley-Smith.
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 UWA node of ICRAR in Perth, invites a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to undertake high-performance computing related to ongoing kinematic observations with the Sydney Australian Astronomical Observatory Multi-object Integral Field Spectrograph (SAMI). The scientist will make use of cutting-edge SAMI data to explore the rotation and angular momentum of disk galaxies. This task will involve hydrodynamic simulations and/or semi-analytic modeling of the growth of mass and angular momentum in disk galaxies. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics.
This appointment will be for 3 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)