The Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics invites applications for an CAASTRO-3D Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysics[AQ1] .
The successful applicantPostdoctoral Research Fellow will work with Professor Rachel Webster on the Epoch of Reionisation project (EoR) within the CAASTRO ASTRO-3D Centre of Excellence. The focus of the position will be further development of the foreground removal for the detection of the EoR signal, including new calibration techniques, sky models and source peeling based on the Murchison Widefield Array EoR data. The research fellow will also partake inhave the opportunity for independent research and for collaborationse with other CAASTRO ASTRO-3D nodes and international Co-Investigators on the project, and in particular with Dr Cathryn Trott at the Curtin node..
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (ASTRO-3D) spans six Australian universities, three national infrastructure facilities, and seven international partner institutions. ASTRO-3D combines Australia's leading optical, infrared and radio telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques to build a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and ionizing radiation in the Universe from the Epoch of Reionization to the present day.
Time will be available for independent research projects.
The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne collaborates with researchers around the globe to address some of the most fundamental problems today in astro- and particle physics. The School has an active theoretical astrophysics group and is involved with experiments on the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope in Western Australia. The School is also actively involved in the LHC at CERN, with substantial expertise in neutrino and ‘Beyond the standard model’ physics and . The School is a partner on the LIGO gravitational wave experiment.