Postdoc Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of New South Wales
Department Name: 
School of Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics operates within the UNSW’s Faculty of Science. We have a strong teaching and research culture and our staff is conducting research in astrophysics, physics, theoretical physics, acoustics, and biophysics. Currently the School has some 30 permanent academic staff, approximately 50 research staff and 15 support staff.

The role of Research Associate will work in an Australian Research Council-funded position in the science of Intracluster light in galaxy systems. The Research Associate will work with Associate Prof. Sarah Brough to measure the proportion and origin of Intracluster light in Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey group systems.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or related discipline prior to starting the position.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing low surface brightness features in astronomical images or related astronomical data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in international scientific journals.
  • A research track record (relative to opportunity) in the discipline area as evidenced by conference presentations and publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of Physics.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description (available online) in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. References will be requested at a later stage.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Sarah Brough
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