[ASA] ACAMAR: EOI to fill a vacancy on the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Board and ACAMAR Management Committee

Kate Gunn kate.gunn at sydney.edu.au
Fri Aug 7 12:17:41 AEST 2015

Australia-ChinA ConsortiuM for Astrophysical Research (ACAMAR)

Acamar (θ Eridani, 天園六) is a bright naked-eye star visible from both
Australia and China. In February 2013, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(“CAS)” and the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science,
Research and Tertiary Education (“Industry”) signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on areas of common interest within
astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. The MoU required the establishment of
a joint CAS/Industry working group, to monitor and encourage proposed areas
of collaboration.

The first meeting of the joint CAS/Industry working group took place in
Nanjing, China, on 11th November 2013. At this meeting, it was resolved to
establish a joint China-Australia research centre in astronomy, the
Australian-ChinA ConsortiuM for Astrophysical Research (ACAMAR). The centre
is envisaged as a “virtual” centre, to serve as an umbrella and
coordination point for bilateral astronomical collaborations.  An MOU has
since been signed by CAASTRO at the University of Sydney to facilitate this

ACAMAR aims to:

*	build upon existing arrangements
*	maximise the scientific return on investment in astronomy
*	develop human capital in the field of astronomy; and
*	enhance our common scientific understanding of the universe.

ACAMAR has a vacancy on the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Group (AAAG). This
position will also be appointed to the ACAMAR Management Committee (AMC).
Candidates with Antarctic expertise are strongly encouraged to apply. ACAMAR
has a target of at least 30% female representation on its Committees, and we
also strongly encourage applications from women.

If you consider yourself well placed to contribute to this Committee via
your expertise and ideas, please email coo at caastro.org
<mailto:coo at caastro.org>  with a maximum one A4 page application with:

*	a brief CV,
*	your relevant expertise, and
*	any relevant conflicts of interest.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 August at 5pm AEST. Late
applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed by the ACAMAR Australian Working Group. All
applicants will be informed of the outcome by 28 August 2015.  A launch of
ACAMAR is being held in Beijing on Sat 12 September 2015, which the
successful applicant will be invited to attend.

ACAMAR encourages applications from everyone with the appropriate expertise
and skills.


The  Australian secretariat for ACAMAR is hosted by the ARC Centre of
Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), at The University of Sydney.
The secretariat will provide administrative support for ACAMAR, including
day-to-day operations, financial oversight and an ACAMAR WWW page.

The Chinese secretariat for ACAMAR will be hosted by The Purple Mountain
Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences (PMO).

The ACAMAR Working Group

The members of the ACAMAR Working Group are:

*	Elaine Sadler - The University of Sydney
*	David Luchetti - Australian SKA Office, Department of Industry and
*	Lister Staveley-Smith - UWA/ICRAR
*	Brian Schmidt - Australian National University
*	Mita Brierley - Astronomy Australia Limited
*	Kate Gunn - The University of Sydney

KATE GUNN | Chief Operating Officer

CAASTRO | School of Physics  | Faculty of Science |

ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics

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