Postdoctoral Fellow in Stellar Physics and Galactic Archaeology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Cotter Road
City: 
Weston Creek
State/Province: 
ACT
Zip/Postal: 
2611
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at Australian National University invites applications for a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in stellar physics and Galactic archaeology in the research group of Prof. Martin Asplund.

We particularly welcome excellent and enthusiastic early career researchers becoming involved in any of the major internationally leading research programs spearheaded within the group: 1) 3D hydrodynamical stellar convection and atmosphere modelling; 2) 3D and non-LTE stellar spectroscopy; 3) Stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis, and asteroseismology; 4) Galactic archaeology of the Milky Way disk, bulge, halo, and globular/open clusters; 5) The oldest and most metal-poor stars in the Milky Way and dwarf galaxies; and 6) Stellar chemical signatures of planet formation and extrasolar planets. The work of the Postdoctoral Fellow can be either observational, theoretical or computational in nature. The successful applicants will have the freedom to pursue an independent research program and have access to a generous travel budget.

The successful candidate will be part of the Galactic Archaeology and Stellar Physics research group at ANU, headed by Prof. Martin Asplund. The group currently consists of four professors, three ARC Future Fellows, five postdocs and eight PhD/MSc/undergraduate research students, and has an extensive network of national and international collaborators. The group is simultaneously one the largest user of 6-10m telescopes and supercomputing facilities in Australia. ANU astronomers have direct access to ESO telescopes at Paranal and La Silla, the Magellan telescopes, and the 4m Anglo-Australian Telescope in addition to telescopes owned by ANU (SkyMapper, 2.3m). ANU is a member of the Giant Magellan Telescope consortium. ANU scientists have priviliged partner access to the world-class NCI supercomputing facilities. ANU was recently ranked in the top-10 of all universities worldwide in the field of astronomy and space sciences.

The funding for this 3-year fellowship is in place from early 2018 with a negotiable starting date.

For more information, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Martin Asplund E: martin.asplund@anu.edu.au

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list
  • Two page description of previous and present research
  • Three page future research plan
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Martin Asplund (martin.asplund@anu.edu.au).

To be considered for this position, please ensure that the application and reference letters are submitted no later than 6 February 2018 (AEDT).

All applicants will be automatically considered also for the corresponding ASTRO-3D postdoctoral fellowship in Galactic Archaeology with the GALAH survey advertised contemporaneously; only one application and set of reference letters need to be submitted.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$78107.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$88446.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
plus 17% superannuation
Included Benefits: 
  • Work at one of the top universities in the world
  • Undertake cutting-edge research in astronomy and astrophysics
  • Collegial and stimulating working atmosphere in a beautiful and family-friendly environment
  • 17% superannuation
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Martin Asplund
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astromomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Cotter Road
City: 
Weston Creek
State/Province: 
ACT
Zip/Postal Code: 
2611
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
02 6125 0223
Email: 
martin.asplund@anu.edu.au
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
519184
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Martin Asplund
Subject: 
519184 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stellar Physics and Galactic Archaeology
Email: 
martin.asplund@anu.edu.au