Research Associate, Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics
- UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
- $74,236 – $99,905 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
- 23 Feb 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 31 Mar 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
- Job Type
- Research Related, Research Associate
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
- Prestigious fellowship to work on galaxy formation modelling to support science with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
- Level A, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 3 years
- Base salary range: $74,236 – $99,905 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.
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 has been funded with $25 Million by the WA State Government and $35 Million contribution from the Joint Venture Universities till 2024.
ICRAR is one of the largest astronomy institutions and one of the lead Australian organisations participating in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. ICRAR has secured multimillion dollar contracts to participate in the SKA software development, SKA-Low power and signal distribution system and SKA-MID phase synchronisation system for the SKA construction period until 2028.
This position will be based at the ICRAR headquarters at the beautiful Matilda Bay campus of UWA, Nedlands in Perth, Western Australia. Perth is listed as one of the world's most liveable cities and offers an excellent ocean-side lifestyle.
About the opportunity
ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to join the Cosmological Theory group as part of the prestigious Jim Buckee Fellowship scheme in Astrophysics. You will contribute to an independent research program aimed at undertaking research in supercomputer modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies in the cosmic web. You will be making predictions that can be directly tested with next generation radio telescopes such as the SKA and its precursors/pathfinders.
You will play a key role in carrying out an independent and innovative research programme using galaxy formation modelling in cosmological simulations on state-of-the-art supercomputers to make predictions that can be tested using observational data from the SKA pathfinders, such as ASKAP, and the ultimately the SKA itself.
The project will require expertise in theoretical and computational astrophysics, statistical analysis, and high-performance computing. You must hold a PhD in theoretical / computational astrophysics or related discipline.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
- PhD in theoretical/computational astrophysics or related discipline
- Excellent knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to work with, cosmological hydrodynamical
- Excellent computing and data management skills
- Experience in high performance computing
- Strong publication record evidenced by international refereed publications
- Ability to participate effectively in distributed scientific collaborations
- Ability to contribute to outreach and/or educational programmes
Note: this position will require occasional overseas travel and meetings after hours due to the project activities and collaborators located globally.
About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: PD - Research Associate Jim Buckee Fellowship 51363037 .pdf
Applicants are required to submit a current CV; the names and contact details of two referees; a 1-page description of your past research achievements; and a 2-page proposal that specifically outlines your proposed 3-year research programme.
Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 31 March 2023
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This position is open to international applicants.
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