Applications are invited for a 3-year ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The research associate will conduct research at Swinburne University of Technology within the Galaxy Evolution Project of ASTRO 3D. The research will involve observational studies of the high-redshift intergalactic/circumgalactic medium using large optical/near-IR telescopes. Specific research outcomes arising from this appointment include the analysis and publication of data from a European Southern Observatory Large Project on high redshift quasars together with international collaborators. Measuring the evolution of metals across the history of the Universe is a key outcome for ASTRO 3D. The research will be in collaboration with A/Prof Emma Ryan-Weber. The appointee will be supported in their career development and encouraged to conduct independent research and work collaboratively within the ASTRO 3D Galaxy Evolution Project, including with Prof Kim-Vy Tran (UNSW), Prof Lisa Kewley (ANU), Prof Karl Glazebrook and Prof Darren Croton and other staff within the Centre of Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
Swinburne 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. 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 paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers, 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.
This appointment is for 36 months Full time Equivalent. The Academic Level of the appointment (A or B) will depend on the years of postdoctoral experience, all are encouraged to apply. ASTRO 3D supports a flexible working environment. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request further information about the project and position directly from A/Prof. Ryan-Weber before the application deadline.
Applications are to be submitted via this link, including a cover letter, CV, response to the selection criteria and a brief research statement. Letters of reference will be sought for shortlisted candidates after the deadline.