Research Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Monash University
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Research Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics

Job No.: 582537

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Rewarding Postdoctoral Research position in theoretical  astrophysics
  • Innovative and creative research environment
  • Perform world-class research at Monash University, one of Australia’s top research universities

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of theoretical astrophysics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the group’s research, which covers a variety of areas including:

  • Gravitational-wave astrophysics and the astrophysical interpretation of exciting new data on binary neutron star and black hole mergers
  • Modelling massive stellar and binary evolution
  • The interpretation of high-energy astrophysical transients, including tidal disruption events and gamma-ray bursts
  • Stellar dynamics
  • Astrostatistics

The successful applicant must hold a PhD in astrophysics, or a closely related field.  

Equity and Diversity

The School of Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award – Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step in affirming women within the School, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Monash University is invested in increasing the representation of women in the fields of physics, nanoscience and materials engineering. Applications from women candidates are highly encouraged.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Professor Ilya Mandel,

Position Description

Research Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics

Closing Date

Friday 16 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
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