RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | REF: 492745 | OBSERVATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS |
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY RESEARCH (ICRAR)
• 3 year appointment
• Salary range: $82,818* p.a minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD
• Plus 17% superannuation
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and is a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. ICRAR is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. ICRAR is a highly regarded international Centre with over 120 staff and students delivering world-class outcomes for astronomical science, engineering and high performance computing. ICRAR offers a very vibrant and innovative research culture and supportive environment.
ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to join our growing multi-wavelength team at ICRAR. The successful candidate will be joining the internationally renowned GAMA project, which involves 80 scientists around the globe (8 at ICRAR alone, including A. Robotham and S. Driver). The project will involve developing new techniques to detect low mass galaxies in low mass halos- both regimes that the GAMA data alone can probe robustly. As such, both the data and the science will be novel and should lead to exceptionally high impact work. There will also be opportunities to link up with complementary work being undertaken by the ICRAR simulations group led by C. Power.
It is essential that applicants have a PhD in astrophysics, ideally with a proven expertise in observational astronomy and skills in analyzing photometric data and handling large datasets. A familiarity with photometric redshifts, advanced statistical analysis (e.g. Bayesian) and halo occupation distributions would be beneficial.
The selected candidate will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA. The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s top 100 universities according to the Shanghai ranking of 2012 and Perth is in the Economist's 2012 top-ten list of the world's most liveable cities.
Contact: Assistant Professor Aaron Robotham by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday, 31 January 2014
Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.
Please see the position description prior to applying:
Position Description 312829
17% superannuation offered
Some assistance towards relocation available