Senior Research Fellow - Radio astronomy engineering

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Curtin University
Department Name: 
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Brodie Hall Building
Street Line 2: 
1 Turner Avenue
City: 
Bentley
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Zip/Postal: 
6102
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and associated Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) play key roles in the development, construction and operation of new radio astronomical facilities, in particular the SKA precursor Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, as well as playing major parts in Australia’s contribution to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). CIRA, comprising more than fifty staff and PhD students, is at the forefront of low frequency radio astronomy research as the manager and operator of the MWA. The MWA has been fully operational since 2013, undertaking a number of important science programs whose results are contributing to the design process for SKA_LOW.

 

As Senior Research Fellow at CIRA, you will undertake an independent research program in the field of radio astronomy engineering, working within the Engineering Research group led by Prof David Davidson. Two topics of particularly high priority are the calibration issues specifically facing aperture array radio telescopes such as MWA and SKA_LOW, and advanced RFI mitigation techniques for radio astronomy, including spatial filtering. The successful applicant will establish their own research program, focusing on one or both of these topics. He/she will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students, participate in competitive grant applications and maintain strong collaborative links with international partners, in particular the SKAO and its relevant consortia. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, including but not limited to the SKA and its precursor facilities, the MWA and MeerKAT.

 

You will need a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (most probably electronic engineering or radio astronomy). A demonstrated ability to conduct leading-edge research and publish high-quality papers is  ssential, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to travel interstate and / or overseas is a requirement. Practical knowledge of antennas, radio interferometry, signal processing, RF electronics, digital systems and/or RFI mitigation would be highly desirable. Some observational skills and experience of an observatory would also be valuable.

 

*Advert extended, previous applicants need not reapply

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$89858.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$103581.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise

Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the

rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a

comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
David Davidson
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Curtin University
Department Name: 
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Brodie Hall Building
Street Line 2: 
1 Turner Avenue
City: 
Bentley
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Zip/Postal Code: 
6102
Country: 
Australia
Email: 
david.davidson@curtin.edu.au
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
5022
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
David Davidson
Subject: 
Senior Research Fellow - Radio astronomy engineering (5022)
Email: 
david.davidson@curtin.edu.au