Research Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Research School of Physics and Engineering
Street Line 1: 
Cotter Road
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory
Job Announcement Text: 

Job no: 529003
Location: Canberra, Australia

Classification: Academic Level B-D
Salary package: $98,009 - $154,653 AUD per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Tenure Track (Initial 7 year appointment)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 03 May 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time 

ALL APPLICATIONS: Must be submitted via the University recruitment portal via

Identified Position - seeking applications from female candidates

  • An opportunity to found a research group working on the theoretical interpretation of data from detection, analysis and follow-up of the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, with access to the world’s best gravitational and electromagnetic observatories and collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).
  • A 7-year tenure-track position, with a research focus and start-up funding.
  • A welcoming environment with strong support via mentoring programs and access to ANU internal funding/fellowships

Position overview

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) is the leading research school in Australia in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and has been ranked number 10 in the world in space science. The Research School of Physics and Engineering  (RSPE) is the premiere research school in Australia in the field of physics and in particular, in gravitational wave detection, leading Australia in our partnership in Advanced LIGO.

Both Schools have world-class staff and students, and exceptional track records in academic publishing, teaching, and funding. 

We are seeking applications from female candidates for a faculty position held jointly between the two schools in the emerging area of gravitational wave astrophysics (comprising the theory, detection, analysis and follow-up of the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves). We welcome applications from theorists and also observers with a strong theoretical background. The position is open to gravitational wave experts as well as experts on sources of gravitational waves. This is primarily a research position, although teaching is also part of the role. The position will be a tenure-track appointment to engage a world-class academic for an initial period of seven years, with the option of renewal or conversion at the end of the initial employment agreement.

The filling of the position is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

For further information on the role including the position description and selection criteria please visit:

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$68968.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$108829.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The ANU offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary packaging arrangements including child care, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The position can be held either full-time or part- time. 

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Cedric Simenel
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