CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in HI Surveys and Galaxy Evolution
- Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Location: Kensington, Australia
- Job Number: 7065221 (Ref #: 65813)
- Posting Date: Mar 10, 2020
- Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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• Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Astronomy and Space Science!
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The CERC Postdoctoral Fellow in HI Surveys and Galaxy Evolution will work on the open science questions in the field of ISM processes and galaxy evolution that will be furthered by the upcoming SKA-era surveys. Specifically, the focus of this position is aimed at studying the HI properties of low-redshift galaxies using observations from the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) WALLABY survey. Active engagement and participation in the ASKAP spectral line commissioning science teams is strongly encouraged.
Your duties will include:
• In collaboration with senior research scientists, carrying out innovative, impactful astrophysics research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, yield novel and important scientific outcomes.
• Presenting results at major national and international conferences.
• Assisting in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carrying out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
• Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progressing opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.
• Utilising design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals and applying non-academic impact methodology to research projects.
• Other duties as directed to support the Australia Telescope National Facility (e.g. duty astronomer or friend of the telescope).
Location: Kensington, WA
Salary: AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
To be successful you will need:
• A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in radio interferometry and synthesis imaging.
• Experience working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, potentially regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
• Interest in (or experience with) working closely with cross-disciplinary data scientists or deep learning experts to investigate and develop new methods for enabling science using the upcoming generation of radio surveys and datasets.
• High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
• A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers and reports.
For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description
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To apply online, please provide a CV and letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, including an address of the essential criteria outlined in the Position Description.
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