[ASA] Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow – SkyMapper ANU

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Thu Jul 19 08:28:19 AEST 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow – SkyMapper, The Australian National University
The ANU’s Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) is seeking an early-career astronomer to coordinate the activities of the SkyMapper telescope under Nobel Laureate, Professor Brian Schmidt.
The Postdoctoral/Research Fellow will, under the supervision of Nobel Laureate, Prof Brian Schmidt, take a lead role in coordinating the activities of the SkyMapper telescope project including monitoring telescope operations, scheduling observations, data quality assurance, operation of data pipelines and assist in the analysis of scientific data. It is expected that the occupant will devote 20% of his/her time pursuing their own scientific research activities. 

You will have access to the SkyMapper 1.3m survey telescope and its corresponding survey datasets, the well-instrumented 2.3m telescope equipped with a new, high-efficiency optical integral field spectrograph (WiFeS), the world-class ANU super-computing facilities and to Australia’s other national radio and optical/IR facilities. Useful skills include scientific programming in an UNIX environment, experience in optical photometric measurements and experience in using databases. 

This position is funded as part of Professor Brian Schmidt’s Australian Research Council’s Laureate Fellowship and will be offered as fixed-term appointment of 4 years at level of Postdoctoral Fellow (Academic Level A) or Research Fellow (Academic Level B), depending on skills and experience. 

Consistent with our values of integrity and respect, ANU welcomes diversity in its staff, welcoming applications from women and applicants from diverse backgrounds. Flexible working arrangement including part-time employment will be considered. 

The University actively encourages and welcomes applications from candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is working hard to support their choices and inclusion in the workplace. If you are interested in talking about working at ANU as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, please contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on T: 6125 5981 or indigenous.employment at anu.edu.au  

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Schmidt for additional information before applying, T: +61 2 6125 8022, E: brian at mso.anu.edu.au. 
Applications should be submitted through the ANU website before 26 July 2012, Reference Number A312-12MY, http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=2801


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