The Research Centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a three year Macquarie University Research Fellowship.
The 12 faculty work with their groups in the areas of planet and star formation, stellar and binary evolution, Galactic archaeology, the Galactic interstellar medium, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, and astronomical instrumentation. The group enjoys strong links to the Australian Astronomical Observatory and the CSIRO Astrophysics and Space Science group, both located nearby.
Applicants are eligible only if their PhD was awarded after approximately March 2015, or will be submitted by the end of August 2018, although significant career interruptions will be taken into account in determining eligibility. The fellowship comes with up to AUD$50,000 of travel and equipment money over the three years. Salaries are expected to start at AUD$88,420. During their fellowships, researchers are encouraged to apply for additional external and internal funding.
Macquarie University is set in an appealing park-like campus, equipped with its own train station, approximately 30 minutes' train ride to downtown Sydney. Sydney, set on a beautiful harbour and enjoying a mild, pleasant climate, has been voted the world's friendliest and most culturally diverse city.
Expressions of interests should be sent to Anne-Laurence Bibost (email@example.com) by 15 May 2018, including a CV and a brief (up to one page) research interest statement, possibly (but not necessarily) linking to the interests of academic staff. Following successful pre-selection, candidates will be mentored on how to apply for the application first round, which has a deadline at the end of May 2018. If selected, the deadline for a full proposal will be in late August 2018, with outcomes to be announced by mid-November.