About the job:
Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship researcher position in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. The successful applicant will conduct research astrophysics of mergers of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) under the guidance of A/Prof Adam Deller, comparing high angular resolution radio observations from Very Long Baseline Interferometry to hydrodynamic simulations to infer properties of the merging systems. Opportunities to supervise postgraduate students and to conduct independent research will be available. The position is funded by an Australian Research Council grant and the applicant will work with both local collaborators (including in the co-located OzGrav Centre of Excellence) and international partners.
CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research centres, with 24 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and 40 PhD students. Swinburne hosts the headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave discovery (OzGrav; www.ozgrav.org/) and the OzSTAR supercomputer, and Swinburne researchers have access to large optical telescopes (ESO, guaranteed Keck access) as well as an enviable record in obtaining time in open-access facilities at all wavelengths.
The successful applicant will have:
A PhD in astrophysics or a related field
Experience in observational or theoretical radio astronomy
Demonstrated ability to undertake research both independently and collaboratively
Strong record of research achievement with high-quality publications
Preferred (but non-essential) qualities include:
Experience with Very Long Baseline Interferometry
How to apply
View the Position Description and apply via the "Apply here" link below. Applications must be submitted online. For technical support, email the Swinburne recruitment team (email@example.com).
Applications must comprise:
1. A cover letter which includes direct responses to the selection criteria;
2. A curriculum vitae including publication list; and
3. A statement describing prior research achievements and future research interests (2 pages max).
Please direct any enquiries about the position to A/Prof Deller. Applications must also be supported by 3 reference letters. Please instruct referees to email their references direct to A/Prof Adam Deller at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
Applicants not presently based in Australia should familiarise themselves with current Australian border restrictions that could impact their potential commencement date to the position.
Application deadline: Applications close at 5pm, 30 September 2020 (Melbourne, Australia Time).