Research Fellow

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Monash University
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Wellington Road
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Job No.: 627313

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $70,789 – $96,074 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Be inspired, every day

Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities

Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University seeks talented staff irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability or cultural background. As an exemplar employer of choice, we champion staff diversity and foster inclusive workplace culture. Our participation in the Athena SWAN Charter underpins our commitment to advancing gender equality goals. We proudly profile women in STEMM and continue to grow our STEMM Women Academic Network.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science at Monash University has a strong research reputation. The Faculty’s research spans the theoretical to the applied, contributes to new knowledge and technologies, and challenges how we interact with the world. Within the Faculty is the School of Physics and Astronomy, we aim to position ourselves as one of the top physics and astronomy research and teaching departments in Australia. We are committed to teaching and research of the highest quality in astronomy, astrophysics, experimental physics, and theoretical physics. We are also strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness.

This newly created Research Fellow opportunity will conduct research relevant to the objectives of the ARC DP210100018 project titled Wobbling stars reveal their hidden companions. This project aims to use the noise properties in Gaia astrometry (and other data) to detect and characterise unseen source companions (planets, stars, neutron stars, or black holes), with careful consideration to selection functions and detection efficiencies.

About You

As the successful candidate you will have doctoral qualification from a recognised university in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field, with research experience in one or more of the following topics: the Gaia space telescope, astrometry, data analysis, statistics, probabilistic graphical models, hierarchical models, selection functions, population inference, star formation, stellar evolution, or exoplanets.

You will be expected to conduct high quality research both independently and within a team and will lead and contribute to publications from that research. You must also be willing to co-supervise graduate students.

If you are ready to join a world top 100 University and enhance your career, then we strongly encourage you to apply!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Dr Andrew Casey, Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 9905 1602

Position Description

 Research Fellow

Closing Date

Monday 13 December 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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