CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) invites application for an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the Evolution of the Galaxy with Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths. The postdoc will work on a large-scale international observational campaign to search for missing “dark gas” in the Galactic interstellar medium.This project will use the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) to measure the relative fractions of atomic and molecular gas in a variety of Galactic environments. The postdoc will also work with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) survey team GASKAP on absorption studies of HI and OH as it enters its Early Science phase in mid-2015.
The successful candidate will have research interests in the interstellar medium of the Milky Way or nearby galaxies and experience in observational radio astronomy and its techniques. Up to 30% of the postdoc's time will be devoted towards support of the Australia Telescope National Facility through instrumentation and observer support duties. Specific support duties will vary according to the skill set and interests of the applicant.
CASS operates the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), consisting of ASKAP, the ATCA, the Parkes 64-m telescope, the Mopra 22-m telescope, and the Long Baseline Array (LBA). CASS is also heavily engaged in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
This position will be based at CASS headquarters in Sydney, Australia. The CASS Astrophysics group consists of 25 researchers with expertise over the full range of radio astronomy science.
Candidates should have, or expect to have by the agreed start date, a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related field with no more than three years postdoctoral experience.
Applicants should follow the link to the CSIRO recruitment pages (Ref: NSW14/01358) for a full job description and the selection criteria. Applications must be made through the CSIRO web pages and be completed by 15 July 2014.