Bolton Research Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Space Science
Street Line 1: 
26 Dick Perry Avenue Technology Park
Job Announcement Text: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) manages the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), including the Parkes radio telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder. CASS also contributes to the development of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA). CASS invites applications for a Bolton Research Scientist.

The Bolton Research Scientist position is Australia's longest standing prize fellowship and provides an outstanding opportunity for research in Australia. The Bolton is designed to help scientists nurture strong careers as researchers. Bolton scientists will undertake research and/or development in any area relevant to the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) observational capabilities. The position is for four years.

Essential criteria include:

  • A doctorate in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated research experience and expertise in Radio Astronomy
  • Demonstrated research aligned with CASS capability
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out research.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Your duties will include:

  • In collaboration with senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful astrophysics research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, yield novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Present results at major international conferences
  • Enhance and support the Australia Telescope National Facility
  • Under limited direction, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.

The successful candidate will be based either at the CASS site in Sydney, Australia or the CASS site in Perth, Australia. Both have a lively research environment, and are part of the ATNF Science group. The Australian astronomical community is large and vibrant, consisting of researchers at CASS, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and major teaching Universities. The position comes with a generous discretionary research allowance, the possibility of attracting post‐doctorate fellows through CSIRO schemes and access to a large pool of astronomy students nationally and internationally. 

CASS is committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives.

Included Benefits: 

A discretionary research allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance. We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work (through our 'Balance' programme).  Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.   We offer a vibrant and collaborative work environment. CSIRO actively supports a safe, healthy and enriching working environment for all staff.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr Jimi Green
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