CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) invites applications for an OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship to join the EMU (Evolutionary Map of the Universe) team on the first breakthrough continuum science with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The Fellow will help with the commissioning and science verification of EMU/radio continuum data from ASKAP, and will then lead the EMU program in the early science phase, to (a) generate a catalogue of radio sources, including spectral index, (b) use these to measure the changing rate of cosmic star formation activity over the history of the Universe, (c) set up the frame-work for an improved analysis from the full EMU survey due to start in the final year of this postdoc. The Fellow will publish and publicize these results as well as share their expertise with the community to help design continuum surveys for the Square Kilometre Array.
CASS operates the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), consisting of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Mopra 22-m telescope, the Parkes 64-m telescope, the Long Baseline Array (LBA), and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a powerful new instrument for ultra-wide-field radio astronomy at the Australian SKA site in Western Australia. CASS is also heavily engaged in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
The OCE Fellow will be based at the CASS headquarters in Sydney, Australia, within a lively research environment. Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city of about 4 million people located on one of the world's most beautiful harbours, with beaches in easy reach. The Sydney astronomical community is large and vibrant, consisting of researchers at CASS, the Anglo-Australian Observatory and 4 major Universities.
The OCE Fellowship is a three-year appointment. Candidates must have submitted their PhD before commencing and have no more than 3 years post-PhD research experience. Salary will be in the range A$81K to A$88K. Applications close 1 November 2013 and should be submitted through www.csiro.au/careers using position reference NSW13/03366