Research Fellows in Cosmology (two positions available)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Queensland
Street Line 1: 
School of Mathematics and Physics
The University of Queensland
Job Announcement Text: 

The role

We are seeking two outstanding cosmologists who will undertake research at the University of Queensland as part of Professor Tamara Davis’ ARC Laureate Fellowship.  High level research positions of up to five years duration are available. 

We are looking for a broad range of talents to build a cohesive team focused on understanding dark energy and dark matter both observationally and theoretically using next generation data sets. This includes but is not limited to, cosmological theory, dark energy phenomenology, large scale structure theory and observations, supernova cosmology, and/or gravitational waves.  

Our group has active collaborations with DES, DESI, 4MOST, LSST, and ASKAP and access to the ESO optical telescopes and Australian observing and computing facilities.

The person

The candidate will ideally have experience in doing cosmology with large surveys (spectroscopic or photometric), or doing theoretical explorations relevant to these surveys.

The candidate will have access to the substantial resources of the ARC Laureate Fellowship, and would be invited to help drive the direction of the group, including selection and co-supervision of students.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity (but no obligation) to participate in undergraduate teaching, and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students.  Ample travel funding will be available. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. 

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Note: We are simultaneously advertising for a five-year lectureship (half research, half teaching) in astrophysics at UQ that we also encourage you to apply for.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$59740.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$80040.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
In addition to the salary you get 17% superannuation (pension) making the total package US$69,900 to US$93,650.
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 16, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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Research Fellows in Cosmology