Astronomy HPC and Data Science Project Support

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
1 John Street
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
VIC
Zip/Postal: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

In this support role for the Australian astronomy community you will be part of a team ensuring successful delivery of high-performance computing (HPC) and data science programs. Funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), these programs include the provision of Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) to the national astronomy community and leveraging the new Swinburne OzSTAR supercomputer which operates as a national facility for the astronomy community. 

The position will be based within the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University in Melbourne. CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy centres and a leader in supercomputing with a focus on GPU programming,  data processing, large-scale simulation and visualisation. The initial appointment will be for two years with the potential to extend contingent on continued funding for the program. 

In this role, you will ensure the timely delivery of key software and infrastructure development projects, taking a hands-on approach where necessary and demanding high-quality outcomes. Your responsibilities will include project management, software engineering and testing, research and development activities and training. Working closely with aligned activities within the Swinburne Data Science Research Institute, you work both independently and directly with other members of the support programs as well as with members of the astronomy community.

Please go here for more details on the position, to access the position description and for information on how to apply. 

Note that we intend to start considering applications and forming a shortlist from May 28th onwards until the position is filled. 

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 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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$72000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$86000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Generous supperannuation contributions, relocation allowance, travel support. 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jarrod Hurley
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
1 John Street
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
VIC
Zip/Postal Code: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
0400017056
Email: 
jhurley@swin.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jarrod Hurley
Subject: 
Astronomy HPC and Data Science Support
Email: 
jhurley@swin.edu.au