National Facility Scientific Operations Officer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
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CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, ATNF, PO Box 76
Job Announcement Text: 

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) is seeking to appoint a National Facility Scientific Operations Officer with indefinite tenure.

As the successful applicant you will support the scientific operations of the Australia Telescope National Facility, specifically the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and the Australia Telescope Compact Array, undertaking activities including observing, data processing and pipeline management and user support. 

You will be based either at the CASS site in Sydney, Australia or the CASS site in Perth, Australia, and Salary is A$80K - A$91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation.

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

• Transition observing proposals to schedules, then observations and pipeline data reduction

• Monitor and calibrate astronomical observations and utilise appropriate computing resources

• Assist with system checks, maintenance hand-overs, array and correlator/beamformer configurations

• Train astronomers in the use and operation of National Facilities, and maintain rosters of astronomy support

• Support communication between on-site staff and Sydney and Perth CASS offices, as well as with remote observers/users/science teams

To be successful you will need:

• Relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree or equivalent experience in Astrophysics, physics or computing.

• Expertise in astronomy techniques and observations

• Experience in radio astronomy instrumentation and/or data pipelines

If you wish to apply for this position, please load one document which incorporates your address to the selection criteria, a cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your CV via our website at 

Included Benefits: 

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce. 

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jimi Green
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