Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galaxies in the Early Universe

Location
Hawthorn, Australia
Posted
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Ref
2143_11/18_A1
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • PostDoctoral Research Associate - Astrophysics
  • Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
  • Academic Level A or B depending on experience

About the job

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral Research Associate position in observational studies of galaxy evolution at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

You will join the research group led by Prof. Ivo Labbé and have the opportunity to work within an international network of researchers focused on the formation of galaxies in the early universe. You will be expected to take advantage of the latest imaging and/or spectroscopic observations from HST/Keck/VLT/ALMA/Spitzer, while preparing for the arrival of the James Webb Space Telescope.

CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy centers, providing a vibrant and international academic environment with about 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 35 PhD students. Swinburne is one of few universities in the world with institutional access to the 10-m W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii, and our astronomers regularly obtain time at ESO/VLT, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. The Centre has OzSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in-house, as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualisation facilities.

About Swinburne and the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing

CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy centers, providing a vibrant and international academic environment with about 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 35 PhD students. Swinburne is one of few universities in the world with institutional access to the 10-m W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii, and our astronomers regularly obtain time at ESO/VLT, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. The Centre has OzSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in-house, as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualisation facilities.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics
  • A strong track record of research in astronomy as demonstrated by publication
  • Experience in handling astronomical data (e.g., optical/IR imaging, spectroscopy, and/or radio interferometry data).
  • Proficient interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work within a diverse team.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description. 

Swinburne and ASTRO 3D are committed to the principles of equity, fairness and inclusivity to providing a workplace which is supportive and free from discrimination. We value diversity and encourage under-represented groups to apply.

Benefits

Swinburne values its diverse work environment and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality for the seventh year. Swinburne recognises the importance of providing career development, and offers promotion opportunities for both continuing and fixed-term staff. The University also offers a range of employee benefits including maternity and partner leave, a 17% employer superannuation contribution, 4 weeks’ annual leave and discounted health insurance. Swinburne supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this position is available either full-or part-time.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children Check.

More information:

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/hr/swin/benefits/index.htm

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

 

 

  Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on inclusion@swin.edu.au, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au.

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019 (AEST)