ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Sydney
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to undertake research on galaxy evolution and integral field spectroscopy using the new Hector instrument to be commissioned in 2021 on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), under the guidance of Prof. Scott Croom, Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn and A. Prof Julia Bryant.   ASTRO 3D is a $40m Research Centre of Excellence led by Prof. Lisa Kewley. ASTRO 3D is funded over seven years by the Australian Research Council and supported by six collaborating Australian universities - ANU, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Western Australia and Curtin University. Other Australian partners in the Centre include CSIRO, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and National Computational Infrastructure. ASTRO 3D includes collaborations with world leading international institutions.

The ASTRO 3D mission is to produce a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and ionizing radiation in the Universe from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. ASTRO 3D trains the next generation of scientific leaders and conducts nationwide education and public outreach programs.

This position, within the school of physics at the University of Sydney, is for 2 years (with a possible extension of up to 1 year).  The research focus is on exploiting data from the new multi-object integral field spectrograph Hector, being deployed on the Anglo-Australian Telescope in mid-2021.  There will also be opportunities to conduct research on other related integral field surveys.  The specific science program will focus on analysis of the emission line data from the Hector survey.  This will include using the high spectral resolution of Hector to identify and quantify galactic scale outflows. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to the operation of the Hector survey, for example, through observing and/or support of pipelines.

Visa sponsorship for this position, if required, is only available for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

All applications should be made through the University of Sydney recruitment webpage linked below.  Applications should include a covering letter addressing the specific selection criteria as well as the contact details of three academic referees.



Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$71000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$78000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

ASTRO 3D supports the activities of around 200 researchers, administrative staff and students, provides a collaborative working environment and supports a flexible, family friendly working environment. Subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.

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Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Helen Efstathiou
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ASTRO 3D Hector position