CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Low Frequency Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Kensington, Perth or Marsfield, Sydney 
Perth or Sydney
Job Announcement Text: 

The CERC Postdoctoral Fellow will use new generation telescopes and innovative new techniques, involving the turbulence in the solar wind, to identify and study the most compact objects in our Universe via the effects of Inter-Planetary Scintillation. These compact objects will include pulsars and the most extreme extragalactic radio sources. These studies also provide a means of studying “space weather” and tracing explosive events in the solar wind. 


Your duties will include

  • Use telescopes including the Murchison Widefield Array, the Parkes radio telescope, and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder to search for compact radio sources displaying Inter-Planetary Scintillation.
  • Make follow-up observations to determine the nature of the sources.
  • Develop skills in processing large data sets and making use of High Performance Computing facilities. 
  • Contribute to the operation of the Australia Telescope National Facility.


Location:      Kensington, Perth or Marsfield, Sydney 
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Salary:          AU$83K – AU$94K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:    61693


To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all selection criteria can be appointed.

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as astrophysics or computing.
    • Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • A knowledge of the principles and techniques of radio interferometry.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer programming and/or scripting, in languages such as python.
  • Experience with managing data products, and handling and management of large data volumes.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.


For more information please view the Position Description.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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