Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysics

Clayton, Melbourne, Australia
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science
School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Four year fixed-term appointment


$81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD /
$92,074 - $109,339 pa Level B
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Join an innovative Centre of Excellence
  • Conduct research in black holes and warped spacetime
  • Leading international university

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav) is seeking three new Research Fellows to conduct research in astrophysics, gravitational-wave sources and electromagnetism. If you have completed or are nearing completion of a PhD in astrophysics and seek to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped spacetime, you could be the latest addition to our inspiring team.

The OzGrav Centre of Excellence is funded by the Australian Research Council, bringing together leading researchers from five Australian universities to conduct research in astrophysics, data and instrumentation. The centre Director, Matthew Bailes, is an Australian Laureate Fellow.

As the successful candidate you will collaborate with a member of OzGrav staff (including Associate Professor Yuri Levin, Dr Duncan Galloway, and Dr Eric Thrane) to undertake research in one or more of these strategic areas:

  • analysis of data from LIGO and/or the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array and the development of search / parameter estimation algorithms
  • astrophysics and modelling of gravitational-wave sources
  • electromagnetic observations including searches for optical counterparts with GOTO

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with OzGrav members at our partner universities.

Our ideal candidate will have a sound publication record commensurate with their experience level, with strong research and organisational skills. Excellent communication skills are vital, as you will publish papers in high-impact journals and present research findings at major conferences.

Level A and B positions are available. Senior applicants may be considered for Level B appointments if they bring well-established, independent research programs that significantly expand the existing capabilities of OzGrav.

If you have a keen interest in astrophysics and believe you fit this profile we encourage you to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to Download File "Download FileHow to apply for Monash Jobs"


Mr Robert Seefeld, School Manager, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 9905 9497 

Position Description

Download File PD - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysics

Closing Date

Thursday 1 December 2016, 11.55pm AEDT