Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in observational astrophysics extragalactic astronomy inat the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. The postdoc will work with Prof. Jean Brodie, Prof. Duncan Forbes and Prof. Warrick Couch, and collaborators in Australia, on an Australian Research Council funded project to better understand galaxy formation and evolution. In particular, the focus will be on the origins of Ultra Diffuse Galaxies (UDGs) in a range of environments. Opportunities will be available to supervise postgraduate students and to conduct independent research. The position may be extended beyond 2 years, subject to performance and funding.
CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research centres, with 24 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and 40 PhD students. Swinburne astronomers have institutional access to the Keck telescopes (10 nights/year), and Australia recently began a 10-year partnership with ESO. CAS also hosts OzStar, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with a mild climate and many cultural and sporting events. CAS is located in the diverse inner suburb of Hawthorn with excellent public transport connections.
A PhD in astrophysics or a related field
Experience in astronomical observations, , data handling and the analysis of optical spectroscopy and/or imaging (however we will also consider high quality applicants with a computer simulation background).
Independent and collaborative research skills
Strong record of research achievement with high-quality publications
Preferred (but non-essential) qualities include:
Experience in the supervision of PhD students
Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team
How to apply
View the Position Description and apply via the "Apply here" link below. Applications must be submitted online. For technical support, email the Swinburne recruitment team ([email protected]).
Applications must comprise:
1. A cover letter which includes direct responses to the selection criteria (2 pages max.);
2. A curriculum vitae, including publication list (preferably describing contributions to any non-lead-author publications); and
3. A statement describing prior research achievements and future research interests (2 pages max).
Please also arrange for 3 referees to send letters of recommendation directly to Prof. Jean Brodie at [email protected]