CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) invites applications for the 2017 Bolton Fellowship, Australia’s longest-standing prize fellowship. It is aimed at exceptional early-career individuals who wish to establish themselves as independent research scientists with a deep knowledge of modern radio astronomy, obtained via a program of research closely aligned with the use, operation and development of CASS’ radio telescope capability.
CASS operates the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), a suite of cutting-edge radio astronomy observatories consisting of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the 64-m Parkes Telescope, the Long Baseline Array (LBA), and most recently the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) which is poised to begin Early Science observing. CASS is also heavily involved in the design, development and data-intensive science of the international Square Kilometre Array project.
The Bolton Fellow will join the CASS astrophysics group. Members of the group conduct world class research through innovative use of the ATNF suite of instruments, fulfil key roles in telescope commissioning teams, and provide operational support for these instruments and their diverse user base. The Fellow will be based either at the CASS headquarters in Sydney or at the offices of the rapidly-expanding branch of the group based in Perth, benefitting from the close ties that CASS maintains with numerous local Universities and astronomical research organisations in both cities.
The Bolton Fellowship is a three-year appointment. The successful candidate must have submitted their PhD before commencement, and have no more than three years of research experience following their PhD. A research proposal must be submitted as part of the application and selection process.
Please lodge applications through https://jobs.csiro.au using Job Reference #25737. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.