Macquarie University and CSIRO Postdoctoral fellowship: Determining the centre of the solar system for gravitational wave and planetary astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Macquarie University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
NSW
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) and Macquarie University are jointly funding a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct research that will accelerate the detection of gravitational waves using pulsar timing array data sets by improving our understanding of the mass and dynamics of the solar system and its impact on astrophysical measurements. This will require collaborating with pulsar timing and solar system researchers. Expected outcomes directly relate to high precision pulsar timing experiments, gravitational wave searches and in understanding our solar system.

Essential selection criteria include:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Astrophysics, Computing and/or Physics.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, international research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

The postdoctoral Fellow will be employed by Macquarie University and be based within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, but will work closely with CSIRO staff. Both institutes are within walking distance of each other, are committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace.

Included Benefits: 

A discretionary research/travel allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, June 26, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Joanne Dawson
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
Macquarie University / CSIRO
State/Province: 
NSW
Country: 
Australia
Email: 
joanne.dawson@mq.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
George Hobbs
Subject: 
Macquarie-CSIRO postdoc
Email: 
george.hobbs@csiro.au