Postdoctoral Researcher, Radio Astronomy and Compact Object Mergers
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
2d ago
  • Join the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS)
  • Full time, 3-year fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level A6 AUD$87,603 + 17% superannuation
  • About the job

    Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship researcher position in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

    The successful applicant will conduct research astrophysics of mergers of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) under the guidance of A / Prof Adam Deller, comparing high angular resolution radio observations from Very Long Baseline Interferometry to hydrodynamic simulations to infer properties of the merging systems.

    Opportunities to supervise postgraduate students and to conduct independent research will be available. The position is funded by an Australian Research Council grant and the applicant will work with both local collaborators (including in the co-located OzGrav Centre of Excellence) and international partners.

    About Swinburne

    Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally.

    We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

    Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation.

    We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

    About CAS

    CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research centres, with 24 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and 40 PhD students.

    Swinburne hosts the headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave discovery (OzGrav; ) and the OzSTAR supercomputer, and Swinburne researchers have access to large optical telescopes (ESO, guaranteed Keck access) as well as an enviable record in obtaining time in open-access facilities at all wavelengths.

    About you

    The successful applicant will have :

  • A PhD in astrophysics or a related field
  • Experience in observational or theoretical radio astronomy
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong record of research achievement with high-quality publications
  • Preferred (but non-essential) qualities include :

  • Experience with Very Long Baseline Interferometry
  • LI-SW

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