[ASA] Fwd: ANU - Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow in Dark Energy or Transients

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Fri Jul 22 16:26:06 AEST 2016

Please note that the closing date for the following previously advertised position has been extended until 31 July.

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From: John O'Byrne <john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au<mailto:john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au>>
Subject: ANU - Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow in Dark Energy or Transients
Date: 7 June 2016 8:54:21 pm AEST
To: asa at physics.usyd.edu.au<mailto:asa at physics.usyd.edu.au>

Classification:  Academic Level A / B
Salary package: Academic Level A ($68,307 – 86,646) Academic Level B ($94,287 – 107,381) + 17% Superannuation
Term of Employment:  2 year continuing contingent funded appointment

See http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/509137/postdoctoral-fellow-research-fellow-in-dark-energy-or-transients

Position Overview
The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics ("CAASTRO") aims to establish Australia as a world-leader in wide-field optical and radio astronomy. CAASTRO is answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, is developing innovative ways of processing enormous data sets, and is enabling a diverse set of opportunities for students and early career researchers. CAASTRO is a research partnership between The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Queensland, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, the latter two operating as the joint venture, ICRAR. CAASTRO is also collaborating closely with the Australian Astronomical Observatory, CSIRO, and other Australian and international partners. CAASTRO supports the activities of over 160 researchers, administrative staff and students.

The successful candidate will be based at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU). They will be a core member of the SkyMapper Southern Survey (see skymapper.anu.edu.au<http://skymapper.anu.edu.au/>) and the SkyMapper Supernova Survey, and join the CAASTRO DARK or DYNAMIC teams. The public SkyMapper Southern Survey, initiated by Prof. Brian Schmidt and now led by A.Prof. Christian Wolf at RSAA, is mapping the entire Southern Sky in six optical bands for a broad range of science applications. From 2017 onwards it will be complemented by a spectroscopic survey, led by RSAA's Prof. Matthew Colless, of over three million galaxies and stars with the new purpose-built TAIPAN facility at AAO. The SkyMapper Supernova Survey is a multi-year program to establish a low-redshift anchoring sample of type-1a supernovae with excellent photometric calibration to improve constraints on cosmological parameters. SkyMapper also has an established Alert program to follow up transients found at other facilities including FRBs and GW events.

The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow  will contribute to improvements in the calibration and automated processing of the SkyMapper surveys and assist in the operation of the Supernova survey. Further activities could include 2.3m+WiFES spectroscopic supernova observations, transient analysis and cosmological analysis. In addition, the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their own related independent research area (30% of time).

Applicants should have expertise in precision photometry and calibration as well as one or more of the following areas: transient object discovery, observational supernova studies and cosmological analysis.

For more information see http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/509137/postdoctoral-fellow-research-fellow-in-dark-energy-or-transients

Applicant Enquiries: Christian Wolf  P: +61(0)2 6125 6373  E: christian.wolf at anu.edu.au<mailto:christian.wolf at anu.edu.au>

Advertised: 06 Jun 2016 09:00:00 AM Aus. Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 July 2016 11:55:00 PM Aus. Eastern Standard Time

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