Bolton Research Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
Department Name: 
Space and Astronomy
City: 
Sydney and Perth
State/Province: 
NSW and WA
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Bolton Research Scientist is Australia's longest standing prize fellowship in astronomy and provides an outstanding opportunity for research in Australia. The Bolton is designed to help scientists build upon emerging strong careers as independent researchers. Bolton scientists will undertake independent research and/or development in any area relevant to the ATNF observational capabilities.

As a Research Scientist in CSIRO, you will have the opportunity to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO’s strategies. You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts.

Bolton Research Scientists may choose to be based either at the CSIRO offices in Sydney or Perth, Australia or at our telescope sites (Narrabri, Parkes). They will be a member of the ATNF Science group, which provides a lively research environment and has strong links with the ATNF technologies and computing groups. The Australian astronomical community is large and vibrant, and includes several hundred researchers and students based at universities across the country.

Essential Criteria include:

  • A doctorate in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated research experience and expertise in Radio Astronomy.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude to initiate and lead a research project aligned with Space and Astronomy’s capabilities and strategic priorities.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

Your duties will include:

  • In collaboration with senior research scientists, carrying out innovative, impactful astrophysics research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Presenting results at major international conferences.
  • Enhancing and supporting the Australia Telescope National Facility.
Included Benefits: 

A discretionary research allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance. We offer a vibrant and collaborative work environment and are committed to building a safe and welcoming 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. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 18, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Minh Huynh
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
Department Name: 
Space and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
26 Dick Perry Ave
City: 
Kensington
State/Province: 
WA
Zip/Postal Code: 
6151
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
+61 8 6436 8696
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
94788
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Minh Huynh
Subject: 
Bolton Research Scientist