[ASA] AAO Research Fellow position

Andrew Hopkins andrew.hopkins at aao.gov.au
Wed Sep 17 06:39:58 AEST 2014

Dear ASA members,

     I would like to draw your attention to the AAO Research Fellow opportunity
that is currently being advertised:


The AAO seeks to appoint a 3 year Research Fellow. The successful candidate
will carry out their own high profile and self directed astrophysical research
program, as well as research in collaboration with other AAO research staff.
The AAO Research Fellow will be supported by the AAO in developing
their research programs, with 50% of their time available for research.
They will be expected to assist in the operations of the Observatory for the
remaining 50% of their time, taking on responsibility for one or more of the
various support activities provided by the AAO. These include AAT Scheduler,
Technical Secretary to the Australian Time Assignment Committee, coordinator
of AAT Remote Observing Operations. The Fellow will be expected to provide
observing support for visiting astronomers using the AAT. Candidates must
have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related branch of experimental
physics, and must have expertise in one of the following areas of observational
interest at the AAO: optical spectroscopy, including the SAMI multiobject integral
field spectrograph, the AAOmega multi-object fibre system,  the HERMES
high-resolution multi-object spectrograph, high-dispersion spectroscopy
at the Coude focus, near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy, and future
instrumentation for the AAT, Gemini, GMT, and other telescopes. Experience
in high-resolution optical spectroscopy is desirable.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014.

Please feel free to circulate to anyone you think may be interested, and
to contact me directly with any questions.
Best regards,
Andrew Hopkins

A.Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of Research and Outreach
Australian Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 915, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia
ph: +61 2 9372 4849  fax: +61 2 9372 4880

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