Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solar and Stellar Flare Statistics (Women Only)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Sydney
Department Name: 
The School of Physics at the University of Sydney
Street Line 1: 
The University of Sydney
Street Line 2: 
Level 2 (G12) 22 Codrington Street
Street Line 3: 
2006
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal: 
2006
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 
  • Full time 2 years fixed term employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
  • Research opportunity in solar astrophysics
  • Base Salary Level A $97,043 p.a. - $107,516 p.a. + 17% superannuation

This position is exempt under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, to conduct targeted recruitment programs for women.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solar and Stellar Flare Statistics will use theory, data analysis, and computation to improve our ability to predict solar and stellar flares. Solar flares are the most energetic events in the solar system, and can create hazardous conditions in our local space environment. This project involves: producing an improved solar flare catalogue, suitable for investigating spatio-temporal correlations in flare statistics; developing a theoretical “stress-relax” model for flare occurrence, and combining it with the data, to probe the flare mechanism; applying the model to develop new approaches to prediction. The work will be done in collaboration with established research groups at the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • a PhD (or one to be completed before starting) in physics or applied mathematics
  • excellent computational skills, including the ability to write codes, in Python or other languages
  • demonstrated skills in data analysis, and the visualization and interpretation of data etc.

Close date: 11.30pm,19 October 2022

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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$97043.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$107516.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
AUD + 17% superannuation
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Linden Joseph & Rebecca Astar
Institution/Company: 
University of Sydney
Street Line 1: 
The University of Sydney
Street Line 2: 
Level 2 (G12) 22 Codrington Street
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Country: 
Australia
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
0096569