Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
Department Name: 
University of Western Australia
Street Line 1: 
35 Stirling Highway
City: 
CRAWLEY
State/Province: 
WA
Zip/Postal: 
6009
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are in search for a qualified individual to join the wide-field spectroscopic survey group at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

The successful applicant will contribute towards the science exploitation of Galaxy and Mass Assembly Survey (GAMA), the observing of Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS), the planning for Wide Area VISTA Extra-galactic Survey (WAVES) and assist in the development of the 4MOST redshift, continuum, and line measurement pipeline (4XP). In doing so, the applicant will become a core member of all three surveys with full data access and authorship rights to GAMA, DEVILS, and WAVES publications. The candidate will lead a research campaign, around these surveys, with a focus on galaxy evolution and dark matter constraints through the study of groups, mergers, star-formation, energy, and structure over all cosmic time. In addition to the above spectroscopic surveys, the group is also involved in a number of imaging programs with opportunities for involvement, these include: eROSITA, DINGO, WALLABY, EMU, TAIPAN, HECTOR, JWST, LSST, MSE, Euclid, and WFIRST.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

Have a PhD in a field relevant to optical extragalactic astronomy

Experience in extragalactic astronomy (esp. Galaxy evolution) attested by a good publication record

Experience in redshift determination (spectroscopic and/or photometric)

About you

You will be a highly motivated individual with an ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team. Previous experience in observing in optical spectroscopy, in development of spectroscopic pipelines for redshifting and/or continuum/line- fitting, and in galaxy group finding using spectroscopic surveys will be highly desirable.

Applications MUST be submitted via the UWA Recruitment link ONLY.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Simon Driver
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
ICRAR
Department Name: 
University of Western Australia
Street Line 1: 
M468
Street Line 2: 
35 Stirling Highway
City: 
CRAWLEY
State/Province: 
WA
Zip/Postal Code: 
6009
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
+61 8 6488 7747
FAX: 
+61 8 64887755
Email: 
simon.driver@uwa.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Simon Driver
Subject: 
ICRAR Research Associate
Email: 
simon.driver@uwa.edu.au