Research Scientist - Observational Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Job Announcement Text: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) manages the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), including the Parkes radio telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). CASS also contributes to the development of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and is a partner institution of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA).

The role of the Research Scientist ‐ Observational Radio Astronomy is to carry out world‐class research using facilities associated with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) and its partners, including the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, the MWA, and future SKA-low prototypes. The Research Scientist will also be involved in the support of National Facility operations.  CASS 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.

The successful candidate will be based either at the CASS site in Sydney, Australia or the CASS site in Perth, Australia. Both have a lively research environment. The position comes with a generous discretionary research allowance, the possibility of attracting post‐doctoral fellows through CSIRO schemes, and access to a large pool of astronomy students nationally and internationally. The position also includes assistance with relocation and other benefits.

All applications must be submitted online through the CSIRO Jobs webpage. For more information, and to apply, either visit and search for reference 60422, or click on the direct URL listed below. 

Included Benefits: 

Superannuation, discretionary research allowance, assistance with relocation. CASS supports a flexible working environment and offers a range of family friendly programs and policies.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 10, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
CSIRO Jobs website (online application form, ref. 60422)
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Elaine Sadler, ATNF Chief Scientist
Research Scientist - Observational Radio Astronomy