Director's Research Fellow - Swinburne University of Technology - JRID47629

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March 31, 2014
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March 15, 2014
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Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
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Swinburne University of Technology
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Karl Glazebrook
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Director's Research Fellow - Swinburne University of Technology

Applications are invited for the position of Director's Research Fellow at  the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia to work in collaboration with the Centre Director Prof Karl Glazebrook.

The Director's Research Fellow is a senior appointment at level B (equivalent to Lecturer but with no requirement to teach units) in the Centre. The appointment is for a fixed term of four years and is 70% research, 30% support..

The Fellow is expected to pursue  a vigorous independent research program in an area closely aligned with the interest's of Prof. Glazebrook's research group. Current areas of particular research interest for this position are (i) the ZFOURGE high-redshift galaxy survey ( with associated Keck spectroscopic follow-up, (ii) the OzDES cosmology survey ( and (iii) the SAMI galaxy survey (, (iv) the DYNAMO survey of rare high star-formation rate local galaxies. 

The Director's Fellow is expected to assist with the management of Prof Glazebrook's research group (currently 4 students and 2 PDRAs) and will also provide support to the Centre for Keck telescope time allocation and data reduction.

The appointee will join an active research group in Australia's most rapidly growing astronomy department. Swinburne astronomers regularly obtain national observing time on the AAT, Gemini, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. They have institutional access to the W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii (15-20 nights per year). The Centre has GSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in house as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities. Melbourne was again in 2013 ranked the world's most liveable city by The Economist and is a cosmopolitan place with a mild climate and many cultural and sporting events. Mountains, ocean and wine growing regions are easily accessible. The Centre itself is located in the diverse inner city suburb of Hawthorn with very good public transport connections.

The salary scale is $81,290–84,321 (Australian dollars) per annum, depending on experience, plus a generous 17% superannuation (pension) and leave entitlements. The initial appointment will be for two years with an expectation to be renewed for a further two years upon satisfactory performance.

Applications must include a CV, bibliography, statement of research interests, and contact details of three referees. Please apply online at:

where a full position description will be also be found.

Applications are due by 15th Mar 2014. Please direct any enquiries about the position to Prof. Glazebrook and please instruct referees to email their references direct to Prof. Glazebrook by the deadline.

Included Benefits: 

17% superannuation (pension), standard staff employment benefits including leave entitlements.