Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow, Instrument Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)
Mt Stromlo, Canberra
Job Announcement Text: 

Classification: Academic Level A, B or C
Salary package: $78,940 - $143,433 AUD per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment for 4 years

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow / Instrument Scientist will contribute to the strategic goals of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre working on one or more instrumentation projects in ground and space-based astronomy, space technologies and related fields. The successful candidate will contribute to the design, construction, testing, and/or deployment of laser guide star adaptive optics instruments for astronomy and space, joining a team of ~50 multi-disciplinary researchers and engineers. It is expected that the successful candidate will take a leadership role in the Laser Tomography Adaptive Optics project for the Giant Magellan Telescope. ANU is a major partner in the 25-metre diameter Giant Magellan Telescope being built in Chile. 

The Person

We are looking for a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. You will have a PhD or progress towards a PhD or equivalent in physics, astronomy, optical engineering or related area with work experience in a research field related to astronomical and/or space instrumentation in the visible and/or infrared wavelengths. You will also have experience in instrumentation development for astronomy and/or space, most specifically in laser guide star adaptive optics.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) within the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics here.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Celine D’Orgeville on T: +61 2 6125 6374 E: [email protected].  

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: [email protected] or T: +61 2 6125 9371. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not have any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

To apply: Follow this link to apply for the above position. 

Applications close: 16 Mar 2023 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$54160.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$98409.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 24, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 24, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Professor Celine D'Orgeville
AITC Director
ANU, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Department Name: 
Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)