Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 25, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Tasmania
Street Line 1: 
(GMT+10:00) Hobart
Job Announcement Text: 

The College of Sciences and Engineering is an academic unit consisting of five organisational sub-units; one of which the School of Natural Sciences.  The Discipline of Physics sits within the School.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on the ARC Discovery project “The Scale and Structure of the Milky Way” to make trigonometric parallax measurements using very long baseline interferometry.  They will work with the Chief and Partner Investigators on the ARC project, as well as PhD and research students.  They will have 25% of their time available to pursue independent research projects.

In the role you will:

Assist with the scheduling, observation and analysis of trigonometric parallax through very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) observations with the AuScope array and potentially other VLBI arrays.

Participate in preparing the results of the project for publication in refereed journals, presentation at national and international conferences and to the public in outreach events.

Undertake other duties required to fulfil the research program as outlined in the ARC Discovery application for Scale and Structure of the Milky Way as assigned by the supervisor.

You will be employed on a full-time, fixed-term basis.


To be considered, you will have:

A PhD or equivalent in astronomy/astrophysics.

Experience in radio interferometry, preferably very long baseline interferometry.

A record of publication of scientific results in peer reviewed journals.

A demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment.

A demonstrated ability to communicate scientific results to a range of audiences, from experts through to the general public.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $102,848 comprising base salary within the range of $65,798 to $87,905 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Simon Ellingsen, Professor in Physics, / 03 6226 7588.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

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Applications close Friday, 25 May 2018.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$79000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$14000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 25, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 25, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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