About the team
ICRAR is a WA State funded high profile equal joint venture established in 2009 between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia (UWA). The Centre’s headquarters are located at UWA, with research nodes at both UWA and Curtin. ICRAR is one of the lead Australian organisations participating in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project.
About the opportunity
In this role you will to undertake research in galaxy evolution in dense environments. This Post-Doctoral position at the UWA node of ICRAR will lead numerical simulations of galaxies in groups/clusters of galaxies as part of a collaborative project with Swinburne University and the University of Queensland (UQ).
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will perform cosmological and/or constrained simulations of galaxy formation and evolution and analyse the simulated galaxy properties with machine learning techniques to uncover details on the environment-driven galaxy evolution. The PDRA at UWA/ICRAR will work under the supervision of Professor Kenji Bekki.
This collaborative project is motivated by recent significant advances in research on photometric, spectroscopic, and morphological evolution of galaxies in clusters of galaxies (in particular, Fornax).
As the appointee with a PhD in Astrophysics, you will demonstrate:
* Expertise in computational astrophysics (e.g., excellent HPC skills).
* The ability to interact and collaborate with observational researchers.
* Reliability and effectiveness in distributed scientific collaborations.
* A strong publication record evidenced by refereed publications.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* The ability to work productively with students and/or contribute to outreach programmes.
Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.