Postdoctoral Fellow in Galaxy Evolution with Gravitational Lenses

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 10, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of New South Wales
Department Name: 
School of Physics
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 
  • Salary package:  AU$98K - AU$106K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Term:  Full-time, Fixed 24 months (with possible extension of 2 years based on funding and performance)

About the opportunity:

The Astronomy Group in the School of Physics at UNSW invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Kim-Vy Tran on the ASTRO 3D Galaxy Evolution with Lenses (AGEL) survey.  The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to lead AGEL science based on observations taken with Keck Observatory, the Very Large Telescope, and the Hubble Space Telescope.  Experience with modeling gravitational lenses and/or multi-wavelength observations including spectroscopy is particularly appreciated. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join the ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence (https://astro3d.org.au) and its network of 250+ researchers spanning 9 Australian nodes and multiple international partners.  UNSW is located in the beautiful city of Sydney, and the Kensington campus is located in the Eastern Suburbs just 6 km from the heart of the city, 2 km from Coogee Beach, and 8 km from Sydney’s domestic and international airports.

The initial appointment is for 2 years with possible extension of 2 years based on funding and performance.  Assistance towards relocation expenses and visa sponsorship will be available for the successful applicant if required.

About the successful applicant:

  • A PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or related discipline prior to starting the position.
  • Experience with optical/near-infrared spectroscopy and/or modelling of gravitational lenses is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in leading international scientific journals.
  • A research track record (relative to opportunity) in galaxy evolution using multi-wavelength observations as evidenced by conference presentations and publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the Astronomy Group and the School of Physics.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

To apply, please submit your CV, bibliography, summary of research accomplishments (2 page limit), and statement of research interests (3 page limit) as well as contact information for three references.  Please be sure to systematically address the selection criteria listed above within the application.

Please apply online via the UNSW job portal at https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/502214/postdoctoral-... corresponding to Job no: 502214.  Applications will not be accepted if sent to the listed contact.  The application portal closes on 10 January 2022 Australia Eastern Daylight Time.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 10, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kim-Vy Tran
Title: 
Faculty
Institution/Company: 
UNSW
Department Name: 
School of Physics
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
NSW
Zip/Postal Code: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kim-Vy Tran
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Fellow