ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxy Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Western Australia
Western Australia
Job Announcement Text: 

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (ASTRO-3D) spans six (6) Australian universities, three (3) national infrastructure facilities, and seven (7) international partner institutions. ASTRO-3D combines Australia's leading optical, infrared and radio telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques to build a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and ionizing radiation in the Universe from the Epoch of Reionization to the present day.

This research position focuses on developing and using astrophysical hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation to study gas in and around galaxies. These will form part of the Genesis Simulations programme, an integral part of the CAASTRO3D science program, which exploits high performance computing facilities on Australia’s national peak facilities. The predictions will be directly compared with observations with ASKAP, in particular the FLASH survey, and there will be ample opportunity to work closely with the survey teams to both improve modelling and to better understand the observables. This research position will be embedded within the Computational Theory and Modelling team at ICRAR/UWA, but it will have close ties with researchers at the other ASTRO 3D host and partner institutions.

ASTRO-3D actively encourages applications from Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, we value diversity and inclusion and believe employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender.

Included Benefits: 

UWA offers 17% Superannuation benefits and support for relocation to Perth if required.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Chris Power
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ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxy Formation