Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Australian National University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of the MAGPI survey team ( to explore the physical processes driving galaxy kinematic, morphological, and chemical evolution. This position is focused in particular on making evolutionary connections between early galaxy formation and subsequent evolution during the cosmic decline of star-formation. The research will require working with optical integral field spectroscopic data, multi-wavelength data products, as well as designing and carrying out follow-up observing campaigns. However, applications interested in making theoretical connections to the new MAGPI dataset are also encouraged to apply. The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Emily Wisnioski, joining one of the most active research institutes in Australia with access to state-of-the art instrumentation and computing facilities.

The position is for 3 years. The salary range is AU $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation (depending on experience). The start date is flexible between June-Dec 2020. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Astronomy or Physics.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.

Applicants should submit the following via the ANU recruitment portal: cover letter, CV with publication list, response to the selection criteria, and research statement (maximum 3 pages).

Note: Applicants should arrange for reference letters from at least three referees to be sent independently to by the deadline of 15 December 2019.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Emily Wisnioski
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astrophysics