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 Associate Professor Martin Meyer and 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, aims for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to undertake leading research on the evolving HI universe. The scientist will make use of early science data from the ASKAP telescope, and other leading facilities, to study the evolution of neutral hydrogen over the past 4 Gyr. This research will involve the implementation of advanced HI stacking techniques, and will form an important precursor to the larger DINGO (and WALLABY) surveys on ASKAP. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics.
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 (8:30pm Perth time)