Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Swinburne University
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in cosmology based in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.  The postdoc will gain membership of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration, and will work with Prof Chris Blake and collaborators on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project "Uncovering the laws of gravity using the largest map of the cosmos".

The aim of the project is to test the cosmological model using data from DESI combined with weak gravitational lensing imaging surveys.  The successful candidate will have experience in either weak gravitational lensing or large-scale structure analysis, from an observational, theoretical or simulation perspective.

The appointee will be supported in their career development and encouraged to conduct independent research and supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students.  Depending on the experience of the applicant, the position may be offered at either Academic Level A6 (current salary AUD89,355, 33-month contract) or Level B1 (generally for applicants with at least 3 years' experience since their PhD, current salary AUD100,719, 30-month contract).

Swinburne's astrophysics group is one of Australia's largest astronomy research centres, with around 20 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral researchers and 40 PhD students.  CAS also hosts the powerful OzStar supercomputer, and our cosmology group enjoys memberships of leading international collaborations DESI and 4MOST.  Swinburne astronomers have institutional access to the Keck telescopes (10 nights/year), and Australia is also a partner within ESO.

Swinburne values its diverse work environment and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity.  Swinburne has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality and supports a flexible working environment.

Interested applicants can view the complete Position Description and apply online via the "Application Link" below.  Applications must comprise:

1. Your current CV, including publication list

2. A cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position

3. A research statement (2-3 pages) describing your experience in the field and future plans

Please provide in your CV the names and e-mail contacts of three referees, who would be able to provide a reference if your application is shortlisted.  No references need to be provided prior to shortlisting.

Included Benefits: 

Swinburne offers a range of employee benefits including paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers, a 17% employer superannuation contribution, 4 weeks’ annual leave and discounted health insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 23, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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All applications must be made via the Swinburne Careers website
Inquiries About Job
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Prof Chris Blake