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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
15 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Classification: ANU Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded) appointment for up to 36 months

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, and will contribute to research in the area of stellar or galactic astronomy. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work within the research group of Dr Melissa Ness. Candidates who have previous experience with astronomy or astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

The Person

We are looking for an early career researcher with a PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment). Candidates with experience in any of the following are encouraged to apply : stellar spectroscopy and stellar abundances, stellar structure and stellar evolution, chemical evolution modelling, large survey data, statistics and machine learning, galaxy formation and simulations, integral field unit observations. Applications are encouraged from researchers who wish to undertake novel and collaborative research as part of their program.

Your ability to lead by example, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, will enable you to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels RSAA.

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 Melissa Ness on E:  

To Apply

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

  • A cover letter (1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae (up to 4 pages)
  • A research statement describing past research achievements and future plans (up to 4 pages)
  • Name and contact details of 3 referees
  • Applicants are welcome to include a description of achievements relative to opportunity if they have experienced periods of academic interruption or other significant events (1 page)

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

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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