Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Monash University
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave cosmology based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The postdoc will work with A/Prof. Paul Lasky, Prof Chris Blake and collaborators, on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project "Precision cosmic expansion in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy".

The aim of the project is to connect cosmological large-scale structure with gravitational-wave astrophysics. The succesful candidate will ideally have experience in one or more of the following fields: gravitational-wave astronomy and/or data analysis, numerical relativity, large-scale structure modelling, or cosmological simulations.

The appointee will be supported in their career development and encouraged to conduct independent research and supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students. The initial funding for the position is for 21 months, with a possible extension based on funding availability. The starting salary is Academic Level A (between AUD$72,927 and $98,975; plus 17% employer superannuation), and the candidate will have access to resources for travel and equipment under the ARC Discovery Project.

Interested applicants can view the Position Description and apply online via the "Application Link" below. Applications must comprise:

  1. Your current CV, including publication list,
  2. A cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position,
  3. A research statement (max. 2 pages) describing your experience in the field and future plans.

Please provide in your CV the names and e-mail contacts of three referees who can provide a reference if your application is shortlisted. No references need to be provided prior to shortlisting.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$50221.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$68159.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Monash offers a range of employee benefits including paid parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, a 17% employer superannuation contribution, and 4 weeks annual leave.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 2, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
All applications must be made via the Monash Careers Website
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
A/Prof. Paul Lasky