Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
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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 work with Prof Chris Blake, A/Prof Paul Lasky and collaborators, on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project "Precision cosmic expansion in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy".

The aim of the project is to connect cosmological large-scale structure with gravitational-wave astrophysics.  The successful candidate will ideally have experience in one of the following fields: cosmology with galaxy redshift surveys or transients, gravitational wave astronomy, large-scale structure modelling, or cosmological simulations.

The appointee will be supported in their career development and encouraged to conduct independent research and supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students.  The initial funding of the position is for 21 months, with a possible extension based on funding availability.  The starting salary is Academic Level A6 (currently AUD89,355), and the candidate will have access to resources for travel and equipment under the ARC Discovery Project.

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 recently began a 10-year partnership with 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, especially given ongoing Covid disruption.

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 (max. 2 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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60584.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60584.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

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

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 2, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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All applications must be made via the Swinburne Careers website
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Chris Blake