Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Monash University
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Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

Job No.: 649320

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $75,115 - $101,944 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Research Fellow to contribute towards the research efforts of the School of Physics and Astronomy. This is an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team that is leading the world in groundbreaking physics and astronomy research.

Reporting to Professor Eric Thrane and Associate Professor Paul Lasky, the Research Fellow will carry out research in areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy. This includes but is not limited to gravitational-wave data analysis, astrophysics of gravitational-wave sources, and tests of general relativity. The Research Fellow will work on software development for understanding the astrophysics of gravitational-wave sources detected by ground-based gravitational-wave observatories. They will work within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

The successful candidates will hold a PhD in astrophysics, physics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field, and have experience in gravitational-wave astronomy, Bayesian methods, time-series analysis, general relativity, and/or high-energy astrophysics. They will have demonstrated analytical and manuscript preparation skills, including a track record of refereed research. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

A document addressing the Key Selection Criteria is not required. However, please include a Research Statement in your application. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


Professor Eric Thrane, Faculty of Science, +61 3 9902 0393, [email protected]

Associate Professor Paul Lasky, Faculty of Science, +61 3 9905 0770, [email protected]

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Closing Date

Sunday 23 April 2023, 11:55pm AEST

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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