CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Applications of Pulsars

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
Department Name: 
Space and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Cnr Vimeria and Pembroke Roads
Street Line 2: 
Marsfield
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
NSW
Zip/Postal: 
2122
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

 Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia and be able to commence in the role by 31 January 2023.

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. The purpose of this project is to develop practical applications of radio pulsars.  Pulsars are themselves extreme objects and they are used for astrophysical purposes such as searching for gravitational waves, studying the interstellar medium and testing theories of gravity. The successful candidate will develop practical applications of pulsars that may be related to navigation, positioning and timing, solar system studies, random number generation and cryptography, time synchronisation, atomic clocks or other similar applications. During this work you will have the opportunity to continue your own research with the cutting-edge instrumentation available at CSIRO.

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as such as Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or similar. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Ability to develop and implement new algorithms (in Python, Julia, C, C++, MatLab or related languages) that can analyse large-volume data sets. 
  • A record of innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations. 
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria and your CV.

Included Benefits: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives. A discretionary research/travel allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance. We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work (through our 'Balance' programme).  Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.   We offer a vibrant and collaborative work environment. CSIRO actively supports a safe, healthy and enriching working environment for all staff.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
George Hobbs
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
Department Name: 
Space and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Cnr Vimeria and Pembroke Roads
Street Line 2: 
Marsfield
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
NSW
Zip/Postal Code: 
2122
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
61293724652
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George Hobbs
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Practical Applications of Pulsars job advert