•Exciting opportunity to participate in the commissioning of an Ultra-Wide Band Receiver
•Be immersed in cutting edge, world-class Pulsar Astrophysics research
•Join the team & carry out innovative & impactful research!
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellows provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.
The Parkes 64-m radio telescope is one of the world’s premier pulsar instruments. We are in the process of installing and commissioning an Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) receiver which operates between 700 and 4000 MHz with low system temperature. In this Fellowship you will (a) participate in the commissioning of the UWB, in particular with regards to its polarization performance, (b) design an observational program to exploit the UWB to further our understanding of how pulsars work, (c) collate, calibrate and analyse the data taken in the observational programme, (d) work closely with the pulsar group at the University of Oxford.
To be successful you will need:
•A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Astronomy or Astrophysics
•Demonstrated skills in observational pulsar radio astronomy.
•Demonstrated skills in high-level programming languages (e.g. Python, C) and in pulsar specific software (e.g. psrchive, tempo2, dspsr)
•Willingness and/or experience in commissioning new instrumentation