Research Associate - The Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
ICRAR - University of Western Australia
Department Name: 
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
Street Line 1: 
UWA, M468
Street Line 2: 
35 Stirling Highway
Job Announcement Text: 

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

UWA graduate Dr Jim Buckee, who gained a BSc Honours at UWA in 1967 and a PhD in Astrophysics at Britain's Oxford University in 1970, has generously endowed a new research position at UWA that will play a key role in the SKA project.

ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to apply for the prestigious Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics to undertake research in supercomputer modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer simulations. Applicants must have a PhD in computational astrophysics, radio astronomy or related discipline.

The Jim Buckee Fellow in Astrophysics will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA, Perth Western Australia and it is listed as one of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.

Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions and airfares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependents along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief [2 pages max.] statement of research interests.

Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of reference sent to Associate Professor Chris Power ( by the application deadline of December 18th, 2018.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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