Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Macquarie University's Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics, within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in the group of Prof. Orsola De Marco. The position is for a maximum of 34 months. MQAAAstro comprises ~20 faculty and ~40 students and post-docs working in most fields in astrophysics. Sydney is home to 4 large and active astronomy groups at four different universities, making the research environment of the city rich and welcoming.
The successful candidate will pursue research in 3D hydrodynamic simulations of binary interactions and mergers, including dust, primarily using the smooth particle hydrodynamics code, PHANTOM. The research is in close collaboration with Monash University (Melbourne)’s Daniel Price, with the University of Bruxelles’s Dr. Lionel Siess and with CalTech’s Dr. Mansi Kasliwal.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics, Physics or a closely related field and have some experience in numerical astrophysics. Experience with dust is desirable.
A cover letter
A statement of research interest and experience (maximum 2 pages)
A CV including publication list
Three letters of reference submitted directly to email@example.com
Women, minorities, LBGTQ+ people and other members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The position starts at the Macquarie University A6 pay scale with a salary of Australian AUD95,709 per annum + 17% superannuation, and a leave of 4 weeks per year.
Macquarie Univesity employees receive a contribution to their superannuation account at the rate of 17% of the salary. Annual leave is 4 weeks per year, with an additional week between Christmas day and New Year's day.
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