Research Fellow in Astrophysics

Melbourne, Australia
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science  
School of Physics and Astronomy


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



Three year fixed-term appointment


$66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of protoplanetary disc studies. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic appointee to conduct research in collaboration with Associate Professor Daniel Price and Dr Christophe Pinte at Monash and Professor Giuseppe Lodato in Milan, Italy. The research topic relates to protoplanetary discs, funded by an Australian Research Council project grant DP180104235 “Gaps, rings and holes in protoplanetary discs - signs of newborn planets?”.

We are looking for a candidate who will complement our existing expertise in this area in either observations or modelling of discs, with freedom for the appointee to set their own research direction within the broad goals of the project. A PhD in a relevant discipline is needed.

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

The School of Physics and Astronomy received a maximum 5/5 “well above world standard” across all categories of physics and astronomy in the most recent “Excellence in Research Assessment” (ERA) by the Australian government.Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city for the past seven years in a row, with vibrant night life, excellent coffee, good restaurants, healthcare, education and live sport. Just a short drive takes you to stunning beaches, national parks and wine regions.

The School of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award - Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step in affirming women within the School, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position

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

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


Associate Professor Daniel Price, 

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow (Postdoc) Level A

Closing Date

Friday 5 January 2018, 11:55pm AEDT

Similar jobs

Similar jobs