CSIRO Science Leader - Massive data challenges in the era of the Square Kilometre Array

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Job Announcement Text: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) manages the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), including the Parkes radio telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). CASS also contributes to the development of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and is a partner institution of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA).

The CSIRO Science Leader program aims to attract the best researchers from across the globe. In addition to their salary, each Science Leader will be provided with generous operating funds, as well as support for two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and two three-year Postgraduate Student top-up scholarships during the first five years of their appointment. The program is directed towards mid-career researchers with 10 to 15 years post-doctoral experience.

This Science Leader will be responsible for carrying out world-class research in astronomy as well as spearheading a new 'Massive Data' effort that leverages CASS’s world-leading expertise in radio astronomy and CSIRO’s involvement in high performance computing and data archiving.

CASS is committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives.

The successful candidate will be based either at the CASS site in Sydney, Australia or the CASS site in Perth, Australia. Both have a lively research environment, along with access to a large pool of astronomy students nationally and internationally and the possibility of attracting additional post‐doctoral fellows through CSIRO schemes. The position also includes assistance with relocation and other benefits.

All applications must be submitted online through the CSIRO Jobs webpage. For more information, and to apply, either visit https://jobs.csiro.au/ and search for reference 61748, or click on the direct URL listed below.

Included Benefits: 

Superannuation, discretionary research allowance, assistance with relocation. CASS supports a flexible working environment and offers a range of family friendly programs and policies.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
CSIRO Jobs website (online application form, ref. 61748)
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Phil Edwards or Prof. Elaine Sadler
CSIRO Science Leader - Massive data challenges
Philip.Edwards@csiro.au or Elaine.Sadler@csiro.au