Postdoctoral Fellow in Pulsar Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
CSIRO, Astronomy and Space Science
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Applications are open for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pulsar Astronomy under the supervision of Dr Simon Johnston. This is a full-time position with a specified term of 3 years and a salary in the range AU$83K - AU$94K per annum.

You will be based in Sydney, one of the most liveable cities in the world, within a lively research environment, as part of CSIRO's astrophysics group. The pulsar group has a strong international reputation in observational pulsar astronomy and members have an established network of national and international collaborators.

The Parkes 64-m radio telescope is one of the world’s premier pulsar instruments. In the last two years we have installed and commissioned an Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) receiver which operates between 700 and 4000 MHz with low system temperature. With this system we observe 260 pulsars on a monthly basis. In this Fellowship you will

  • collate, calibrate and analyse the data taken in the observational programme,
  • exploit the data to further our understanding of propagation effects in the interstellar medium and the polarization properties of pulsars,
  • work closely with the pulsar groups in Swinburne (Australia) and at the University of Oxford (UK).

To be considered you will need demonstrated skills in observational pulsar radio astronomy and skills in high-level programming languages (e.g. Python, C) and in pulsar specific software (e.g. psrchive, tempo2, dspsr).

CSIRO postdocs have a generous travel allowance, and participation in overseas conferences and collaboration is seen as a vital part of the postdoc experience. CSIRO supports a flexible working environment and offers a range of family friendly programs and policies.  We are committed to diversity, in particular to  increasing awareness, demonstrating best practice, and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace.

Applications MUST be made through the CSIRO jobs portal.


Included Benefits: 

Up to 15.4% superannuation (pension/retirement), medical insurance, relocation expenses, four weeks annual leave, high-end laptop and/or desktop.

Budget available for domestic and international travel, conference attendance, page charges, working from home equipment and other sundries.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 30, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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