Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Canberra, Australia
Sunday, 10 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A 
Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation 
Terms:  Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful applicant will work as part of the MAGPI survey team ( to explore the physical processes driving galaxy kinematic, morphological, and chemical evolution. This position is focused in particular on making evolutionary connections between early galaxy formation and subsequent evolution during the cosmic decline of star-formation. The research will require working with optical integral field spectroscopic data, multi-wavelength data products, as well as designing and carrying out follow-up observing campaigns. Applicants interested in making theoretical connections to the new MAGPI dataset are also encouraged to apply.

The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Emily Wisnioski, joining one of the most active research institutes in Australia with access to state-of-the art instrumentation and computing facilities.

College overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

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For further enquiries please contact Dr Emily Wisnioski, T: +61 2 6125 7020 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list
  • Research statement (3 pages maximum)
  • Reference letters from at least 3 referees to be sent to by 15 December 2019.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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