CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stellar System Habitability

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Space Science
City: 
Perth
State/Province: 
WA
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are now open for a CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow in Stellar System Habitability under the supervision of Dr George Heald. This is a full-time position with a specified term of 3 years, options for flexible working arrangements, and a salary in the range AU$83K - AU$94K per annum.

The focus of this Fellowship will be to search survey data collected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) for radio emission from nearby stellar systems. The Fellow will work closely with colleagues in the ASKAP VAST and POSSUM collaborations to efficiently find such systems using novel and innovative techniques, determine the nature of the detected radio emission, and assess the impact on planetary habitability from stellar activity such as giant flares. The Fellow will also be responsible for developing and enhancing processing pipelines optimised for the detection and study of polarized and transient radio sources.

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellows enjoy a generous travel allowance, and participation in overseas conferences and collaboration will be encouraged as a vital part of the postdoc experience.

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives.

Applications MUST be made through the CSIRO jobs portal (follow the "Apply now" link here). Please note that applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia. Feel free to contact George Heald in case of any questions (see below for contact details).

Included Benefits: 

Up to 15.4% superannuation (pension/retirement), medical insurance, relocation expenses, four weeks annual leave, high-end laptop and/or desktop, access to supercomputing facilities.

Budget available for domestic and international travel, conference attendance, page charges, working from home equipment and other needs.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
George Heald
City: 
Perth
State/Province: 
WA
Country: 
Australia
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
71626
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
George Heald
Subject: 
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stellar System Habitability
Email: 
george.heald@csiro.au