Extragalactic Science - Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Curtin University
Western Australia
Job Announcement Text: 
  • 3 years fixed term, full-time - Teaching & Research (ALA/ALB) position
  • $86,832 - $93,178 (ALA) plus 17% Superannuation
  • $98,059 - $116,369 (ALB) plus 17% Superannuation
  • Reasonable relocation expenses for the successful candidate and their family may be available, subject to negotiation

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) concentrates its research effort into a range of projects in radio astronomy, including aspects of next generation telescopes. The institute has played a leading role in contributing high-impact engineering and science to the international Square Kilometre Array project.

Your new role

We are seeking a new Lecturer or Associate Lecturer, funded by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, to contribute to our research and teaching programs. This position will be focused particularly on scientific exploitation of new extragalactic survey data from the recently-upgraded Murchison Widefield Array (MWA; http://mwatelescope.org/); a low-frequency radio telescope for which Curtin University is the lead and managing organisation.

You will use your in-depth subject matter knowledge of extragalactic radio astronomy to enable and deliver new scientific publications from processed MWA data products. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in one or more of our priority science areas: life cycles of radio galaxies, physics of galaxy clusters, detection and characterisation of the cosmic web, and radio source population studies.

In addition to data from the MWA, the candidate will have the opportunity to leverage the numerous multi-wavelength surveys Australian astronomers have access to (e.g. Skymapper, ASKAP, GAMA, Taipan) and to exploit Australia’s partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO; http://www.eso.org) to conduct novel research exploiting the synergies between MWA and other multi-wavelength facilities.

You will work closely with our established MWA science team, complementing their skills with your experience in radio and multi-wavelength astronomy and obtaining follow-up observations to understand the nature of MWA radio sources.

You will work openly and in close collaboration with existing teams from across the 21 MWA partner institutions in delivering new science results from existing and ongoing MWA surveys. You will be widely respected for your collaborative qualities.

You will work closely with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervising research projects and contributing to the delivery of appropriate teaching units within the University. You may also have the opportunity to engage with sectors outside academia to translate astronomical skills and tools into end user-facing applications.

This position will be based at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), located on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University. The position will involve liaising with collaborators at MWA partner institutes both in Australia and overseas, and may involve regular travel between these institutes.

CIRA is committed to equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who share these values, including those who have taken career breaks. 

Explore some more https://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/

Apply here https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ni/CURTIN430-extragalactic-science-curtin-institute-of-radio-astronomy-cira

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr Nick Seymour, Senior Lecturer, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
Extragalactic Science - Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)