Postdoctoral Research Associate - Galaxies in the Early Universe

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
Mail H29, PO Box 218
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral Research Associate position in galaxy evolution at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

The successful candidate will join the research group led by Prof. Ivo Labbé and have the opportunity to work within an international network of researchers focused on the formation of galaxies in the early universe. The appointee will be able to take advantage of the latest imaging and spectroscopic observations from HST/Keck/VLT/ALMA/Spitzer, while preparing for the arrival of JWST.

The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. To be successful you will need a Ph.D. by the anticipated starting date of Sep 2019, a strong track record of research in galaxy evolution as demonstrated by publication, and experience in handling astronomical data (e.g., optical/IR imaging, spectroscopy, or radio interferometry data).

CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy centers, providing a vibrant and international academic environment with about 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 35 PhD students. Swinburne is one of few universities in the world with institutional access to the 10-m W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii, and our astronomers regularly obtain time at ESO/VLT, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. The Centre has OzSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in-house, as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualisation facilities.

Melbourne is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with buzzing inner city neighbourhoods featuring numerous parks and open spaces. Mountains, ocean, and wildlife are nearby. Melbourne is top-ranked for its quality of life and as a destination for working abroad.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019 (AEST)

Applications must be submitted online using this link and comprise: 1) a cover letter, including the names and contact information of 3 referees, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a research statement describing prior achievements and future interests. Letters of recommendation will be requested for shortlisted applicants only.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$64000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$73000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Swinburne is a progressive university that values its diverse work environment and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality for the seventh year and CAS is the recipient of the Silver Pleiades award for its commitment to advancing women in astronomy. Swinburne recognises the importance of providing career development, and offers promotion opportunities for both continuing and fixed-term staff. The University also offers a range of employee benefits including maternity and partner leave, a 17% employer superannuation contribution, 4 weeks’ annual leave and discounted health insurance. Swinburne supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this position is available either full- or part-time. Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children Check.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ivo Labbe