Two three year JWST Postdoctoral Positions at Swinburne University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
Mail Number H29, Swinburne University of Technology
Street Line 2: 
PO Box 218
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
VIC
Zip/Postal: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Two three year Post Doctoral Research Associate positions are available at the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology to work with the Laureate group of Prof. Karl Glazebrook on science with the now fully operational James Webb Space Telescope.

Position one is to undertake research on the formation and evolution of massive galaxies at high redshift using imaging and spectroscopy from JWST. Research topics are broad and can include morphology, stellar populations, formation times, initial mass function, formation times, galaxy kinematics and angular momentum.

Position two is to undertake research on finding and characterising exotic sources in the early Universe using JWST imaging and spectroscopic data. Research topics are again broad and can include supernovae and other transients, the epoch of reionisation, novel and rare galaxies, and novel machine learning methodologies.

The successful applicants will be embedded in and supported by the Laureate Group led by Prof. Karl Glazebrook which contains a diverse range of research and researchers involved in six active JWST Cycle 1 programs and who also make extensive use of the HST, Keck and VLT facilities. Opportunities for independent research and supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students are available.

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a progressive university located in Melbourne that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community. Swinburne houses an active astronomy group, which is one of Australia's largest astronomy centres. Swinburne astronomers have institutional access to W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii, and regularly obtain observing time on the AAT, ESO telescopes, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. The Centre has OzSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in-house, as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualisation facilities.

About you

The positions are at Swinburne level A6. The appointments are for three years, ideally starting in early 2023 but negotiable. To be successful in the role you will need:

• A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or computer science (submitted at start of position)

• A strong track record of research as demonstrated by publication

• Demonstrated time and project management skills

• Demonstrated ability to takes ownership of, and lead aspects of, scientific projects

A full list of selection criteria are listed in the Position Descriptions available via the application portal.

Application process

To view the position description or to start an application click on the corresponding 'apply' link at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, research proposal, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Shortlisting for this role will occur in early Dec 2022, and at that time shortlisted candidates will be asked for a letters of recommendation prior to interview.

Applications close Sunday November 20th, at 11:00 pm (AEDT)

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children Check. More information: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60400.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60400.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
USD are estimates. Starting salary is AUD 89,355
Included Benefits: 

Swinburne values its diverse work environment and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality for the seventh year. Swinburne recognises the importance of providing career development, and offers promotion opportunities for both continuing and fixed-term staff. The University also offers a range of employee benefits including maternity and partner leave, a 17% employer superannuation contribution, 4 weeks’ annual leave and discounted health insurance. Swinburne supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa and funding restrictions, this position is available either full-or part-time.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Karl Glazebrook
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Karl Glazebrook
Street Line 1: 
Mail Number H29, Swinburne University of Technology
Street Line 2: 
PO Box 218
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
VIC
Zip/Postal Code: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
392144384
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Karl Glazebrook