CSIRO Space and Astronomy (S&A) operates the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), which includes the Parkes 64-m telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Long Baseline Array (LBA) and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). S&A is also heavily engaged in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). It is expected that the successful candidate will be involved in the development, planning and execution of future projects as we navigate the transition to the SKA era.
As Senior System Scientist, you will take a leading role in maximising the scientific productivity of the Parkes 64-m radio telescope, Murriyang. You will lead a small team of Science Operations staff at the Observatory responsible for oversight of operations of the Parkes 64-m telescope; liaising with astronomers, clients, the Parkes Site Leader and other S&A staff to ensure a detailed schedule of observing time is produced in a timely fashion and executed smoothly; and those telescope maintenance periods are scheduled as required. You will also play a lead role in commissioning major new instruments and upgrades, including a state-of-the-art cryogenically-cooled Phased Array Feed (PAF) receiver, to be installed in 2023.
Your duties will include:
A discretionary research allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance. We offer a vibrant and collaborative work environment and are 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. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.
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