[ASA] ACAMAR Vacancy

Kate Gunn kate.gunn at sydney.edu.au
Fri May 13 10:10:49 AEST 2016

Australia-ChinA ConsortiuM for Astrophysical Research (ACAMAR)
ACAMAR has a vacancy on the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Group (AAAG).

Michael Burton is moving to Northern Ireland to take up an appointment as the Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, and therefore has to relinquish his position on the committee. 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 emailcoo 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 Tuesday 31 May 2016 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 3 June 2016.  A meeting of ACAMAR Australian Advisory Group is being held on 9 June, which the successful applicant will be invited to attend.

ACAMAR encourages applications from everyone with the appropriate expertise and skills.
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 centre was officially launched in September 2015 in Beijing, 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 centre.

ACAMAR aims to:

  *   build upon existing arrangements
  *   maximise the scientific return on investment in astronomy infrastructure;
  *   develop human capital in the field of astronomy; and
  *   enhance our common scientific understanding of the universe.
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 Science
  *   Lister Staveley-Smith - UWA/ICRAR
  *   Brian Schmidt - Australian National University
  *   Mita Brierley - Astronomy Australia Limited
  *   Kate Gunn - The University of Sydney
  *   Michael Burton - UNSW (now retiring)

KATE GUNN | Chief Operating Officer
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