Postdoctoral Researcher, Radio Astronomy and Compact Object Mergers

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Publish Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
John Street
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
VIctoria
Zip/Postal: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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. 

 

About CAS

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.

 

About you

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 (staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au).

 

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 adeller@swin.edu.au 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).

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Starting salary of up to AUD$87,603 plus 17% superannuation (pension), 4 weeks annual leave entitlement and discounted health insurance
Included Benefits: 

Swinburne values its diverse work environment and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. Swinburne has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality. It also supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this position is available either full or part-time.  CAS is an ASA Silver Pleiades Award holder. We value diversity and encourage members of under-represented groups to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 19, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Adam Deller
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Street Line 1: 
John Street
City: 
Hawthorn
State/Province: 
Victoria
Zip/Postal Code: 
3122
Country: 
Australia
Email: 
adeller@swin.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
A/Prof Adam Deller
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position
Email: 
adeller@swin.edu.au