The CSIRO Research+ Postdoctoral Fellowship represents an outstanding opportunity to develop your research skills in the field of radio astronomy. In this position you will design and undertake an observing programme using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) facility, both through the allocated GASKAP project and through submitting proposals and undertaking Principal Investigator observations. Specifically, you will conduct observations of our Galaxy at 724 MHz to detect and characterise the polarimetric properties of carbyne in the Milky Way, including developing an expert-level understanding of the polarisation properties of the array.
You will have responsibility for compiling and processing data (inputting to pipeline development) and analysing the resultant data products. You will collaborate with the ASKAP team, contributing project leadership and your expertise in polarimetry and the interstellar medium. You will additionally collaborate with efforts to explore Radio Frequency Interference mitigation with purpose built SKA pathfinder technology on the Parkes radio telescope (potentially providing complimentary data to the ASKAP data). You will lead the scientific research, be responsible for the delivery of the science, work with theoreticians and global collaborators, to publish and disseminate the results of the study to national and international markets, in doing so raising the profile of the science and CSIRO in the SKA community.
This is a Postdoctoral position with a specified term of 3 years and salary of AU$83K - AU$88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation, located either in Sydney, NSW or Perth, WA, Australia.
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