Job no: 502214
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow
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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.
The School of Physics is one of the leading Physics schools in Australia. It offers a world class undergraduate physics degree, as well as a postgraduate PhD research program for over 50 students. 33 academic staff conduct theoretical and experimental research in quantum physics, astrophysics, fundamental physics; and condensed matter physics. UNSW is an international leader in quantum computing research and hosts the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. Major nodes of three other ARC Centres of Excellence: ASTRO 3D; Exciton Science; and Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies are also based at UNSW.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will analyse multi-wavelength observations taken with ground and spaced based telescopes to study gravitational lensing systems. The Postdoc will measure observed properties and compare to predictions from cosmological simulations to publish results in international refereed journals.
About the role
- $98K – $106K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
- Fixed Term – 24 months (with possible extension of 2 years based on funding and performance)
- Full time (35 hours)
The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Kim-Vy Tran and has no direct reports.
Specific responsibilities for this role include:
- Perform research on galaxy evolution and formation using multi-wavelength observations and comparing to theoretical models.
- Apply for telescope time and lead observing runs.
- Contribute to the overall research output of the team by publishing refereed research papers and presenting results at conferences.
- Contribute to the overall Astronomy Group culture by helping to organise seminars, visitors, and events.
- Collaborate with other members of the research group and help mentor PhD and Honours students.
- Conduct research with and work collaboratively within the ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence, especially the Galaxy Evolution Project.
- Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
- Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
About the successful applicant
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or related discipline prior to starting the position.
- Experience with optical/near-infrared spectroscopy and/or modelling of gravitational lenses is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in leading international scientific journals.
- A research track record (relative to opportunity) in galaxy evolution using multi-wavelength observations as evidenced by conference presentations and publications.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the Astronomy Group and the School of Physics.
- An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
- Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.
For informal queries, please see the below contact details.
Otherwise, please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.
Applications close: January 10th 2022
Offered SalaryNot Specified
Career LevelNot Specified
QualificationDoctorate Degree (Ph.D.)
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