The Astrophysics Group at the University of Melbourne invites applications for a research fellow in CMB polarization, working with Dr Christian Reichardt.
The position offers opportunities for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to take a major role in two experiments, the Simons Array and SPT-3G, which are designed to make precise measurements of the polarisation of the cosmic microwave background. These B-modes are a promising probe of the neutrino masses, inflation, and more exotic physics such as cosmic birefringence. The successful applicant will collaborate with international co-Investigators on the Simons Array and South Pole Telescope (SPT) projects. A fraction of the time will be available for independent research projects.
The position is offered for three years with the possibility of extension, based on performance. The salary range is ~$95-102k AUD. Assistance with visas and relocation is available if required. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Christian Reichardt for additional information. Applications should be submitted through the University of Melbourne web site and must include a CV with publications, a brief statement of research Interests, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on Mar 31, 2021.
The School of Physics is a partner in three ARC Centre of Excellences for All-sky Astrophysics in 3D, Dark Matter Particle Physics, and Gravitational Wave Discovery, and provides a vibrant collaborative environment. The School collaborates with researchers around the globe to address some of the most fundamental problems today in astro- and particle physics. In addition to the SPT, the School works on the MWA radio telescope, LHC and LIGO. The School also has substantial expertise in neutrino and ‘Beyond the standard model’ physics.