We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in protoplanetary discs/star and planet formation. We seek a motivated, enthusiastic appointee to conduct research in collaboration with Daniel Price and Christophe Pinte at Monash and Giuseppe Lodato in Milan, Italy. The role is funded by Australian Research Council grant DP180104235 “Gaps, rings and holes in protoplanetary discs - signs of newborn planets?”.
The ideal candidate will complement our existing expertise in this area in either observations or modelling of discs, or more broadly in star and planet formation, with freedom for the appointee to set their own research direction within the broad goals of the project. A PhD in a relevant discipline is needed. The ideal candidate will have a sound publication record commensurate with their experience, with strong research and organisational skills. Excellent communication skills are vital.
The School of Physics and Astronomy received a maximum 5/5 “well above world standard” across all categories of physics and astronomy in the “Excellence in Research Assessment” (ERA) by the Australian government. Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for the past 7 years, with vibrant night life, excellent coffee, good restaurants, healthcare, education and sport.
The School of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award - Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step as the University addresses the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Your application must address the selection criteria.