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Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Canberra, Australia
$78,940 - $99,083 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Permanent, Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $78,940 - $99,083 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) up to 3 years

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU, and will contribute to research in computational astrophysics and galaxy evolution to learn about the most distant galaxies through studying their emission line spectra. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work within the research groups of Dr Kathryn Grasha and Professor Stuart Wyithe, and will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with the groups of Professor Lisa Kewley (Harvard CfA) and Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon), as well as the FRESCO survey team led by Professor Pascal Oesch (Geneva Observatory). 

The Person

We are looking for an early career researcher with a PhD (or awarding of a PhD within 6 months of appointment) in the field of computation astrophysics and galaxy formation.

Past experience with skills in galaxy formation hydrosimulations is highly desirable.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be using the ASTRID hydrodynamic simulation to model predictions for high redshift galaxies to be incorporated into 3-D photoionisation calculations. The resulting emission line galaxy population predictions will be used to interpret the complete sample of spectra for early star-forming emission line galaxies across cosmic history obtained as part of the JWST FRESCO observing program, of which the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in the collaboration.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics here.

For more information about the position please contact Dr Kathryn Grasha on T: +61 2 6125 8049 E:  

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) including a publication list;
  • A statement of no more than three pages (excluding references) describing past research and future research interests;
  • The names and contact details of at least three referees who can provide letters of reference.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a 30-min interview with the selection panel, which will include a brief presentation on the candidate’s past research and future research interests, and a discussion with the panel about the position.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing at: Dec 29 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

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