Postdoctoral Research Associate in AGN feedback and Integral Field Spectroscopy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Sydney
Department Name: 
School of Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney to carry out research focused on understanding AGN feedback and triggering as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project led by Prof. Scott Croom.  A specific focus will be on using integral field spectroscopic observations taken with the MUSE instrument on the VLT as part of the Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS), as well as extensive multiwavelength follow-up.  Other analysis may include use of large statistical samples of AGN as well as hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy mergers.  You will work with an international team, including Dr Bernd Husemann, Prof. Sara Ellison and Dr Jorge Moreno.  Specific activities will include:

  • Analysis of CARS data, particularly with regard to star formation time-scales and the evidence for feedback.
  • Writing proposals for further follow-up and carrying out observations.
  • Contribute to the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students.

The position is 2 years fixed term, full time, Academic Level A with base salary AU$92,682 p.a. plus a generous employer's contribution to superannuation.  A possible extension is available for up to 1 year, subject to performance and funding.

For more information on the position please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 312/0219F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 2 April 2019 (Sydney Time)

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$65718.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$65718.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Helen Efstathiou
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Prof. Scott Croom
PDRA in AGN feedback