Postdoctoral Research Fellow in X-ray binary jets

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in X-ray binary jets - JRID41357

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January 31, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
February 13, 2012
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Curtin University
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Dr. James Miller-Jones
ICRAR - Curtin University
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The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy seeks to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow to carry out observational research into the origin and nature of relativistic jets in X-ray binaries.  The successful applicant will work with Dr. James Miller-Jones and Dr. Roberto Soria, combining observations from across the electromagnetic spectrum to study the relationship between inflow and outflow around accreting compact objects, and the effect of X-ray binary jets on their surroundings.

The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in initiating and carrying out a large observational program, and in analysing and publishing the ensuing results.  They will also be expected to co-supervise graduate students.  This work will be carried out as part of a broader international collaboration, including experts in both theoretical and multi-wavelength studies of X-ray binaries.

The appointment is full-time, for three years.  A personal research budget will be made available.  The position is based at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), within Curtin University's Bentley Campus in Western Australia.  CIRA is a cross-disciplinary institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, as well as one node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, consisting of more than 50 scientific and engineering staff working on a broad range of radio astronomical science and instrumentation.

Essential criteria are a PhD in astronomy or a related field, and a proven track record of performing and publishing research.  A good understanding of the fundamentals of radio astronomy would be an advantage.

For further information or to submit an application, see (REF 2236).

Included Benefits: 

The University offers a range of attractive superannuation and salary packaging options. Assistance with relocation is available.

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