Postdoctoral / Research Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Street Line 1: 
142 Mills Road, Jaeger 8
Australian Capital Territory
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Classification: Academic Level A / B
Salary package: $73,309 to $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

  • Develop technology for formation flying satellite interferometry - a key technology for characterising earth like planets.
  • Work at Mt Stromlo observatory with a diverse and talented team.
  • Become part of the ANU InSpace team, working towards an advanced technology space industry in Australia.

Position overview

The successful applicant, as a key member of a specialised team, will develop a cubesat-compatible inter spacecraft metrology system to at least TRL5. This component of the position will take up to 70% of the applicant’s time. The role will include optical design and testing, high-level design of the integration of photonic components into a cubesat compatible mechanical platform. It may also include prototype electronic and software design and integration, and may include mission design and analysis. The applicant will also work on other projects as part of the space instrumentation group at RSAA and conduct independent research.

For more information about this position please contact Associate Professor Michael Ireland, E: or T: 02 6125 0288.

Applications close: 15 Sep 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

For further information and how to apply please follow the below link:

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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