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Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Canberra, Australia
$80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

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

Identified Position - Female Only

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded) (up to 5 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.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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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 College of Science, and will contribute to research on Professor Mark Krumholz’s ARC Laureate Fellowship in the area of computational astrophysics and galaxy evolution.

The Person

To excel in this role, you are required to have a PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in astronomy, physics, or a closely-related field, and to have demonstrated research ability in astrophysics as evidenced by refereed publications in the field. Past experience with large-scale simulation and / or astrophysical code development is highly desirable.

*The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the centre including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in the Astronomy and Astrophysics disciplines.  As part of this initiative, the School is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening this position to female and female identifying applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the area of gravitational wave astrophysics. It is intended to constitute a special measure aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Mark Krumholz on T: +61 2 6125 8033 E:  

To Apply

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

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) including 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-minute 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.

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

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