The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State-funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort. ICRAR astronomers have access to a wide range of observational facilities (including ESO facilities, the AAT, ATCA and ASKAP), as well as to the nearby Pawsey supercomputing centre. The PDRA will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA. Perth, Western Australia, is listed as one of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.
ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated and suitably qualified candidate to join the multiwavelength surveys group. The appointee will work on optical integral-field spectroscopic and HI spectral-line studies of nearby galaxies, aimed at understanding the physical processes driving galaxy transformation and affecting the star formation activity and angular momentum of galaxies.
The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Luca Cortese, and join one of the most active and rapidly growing research institutes in Australia and will be able to contribute to the scientific exploitation of state-of-the-art multiwavelength surveys, including SAMI, HECTOR and WALLABY.
As the appointee with a PhD in a field relevant to extragalactic astronomy, you will demonstrate:
Experience in extragalactic astronomy (e.g. galaxy evolution) attested by a good publication record
Experience in the analysis of optical spectroscopic data (either long-slit or integral field)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.