[ASA] Postdoctoral position in galaxy evolution at UNSW

Sarah Brough sarah.brough at aao.gov.au
Tue Nov 15 10:56:21 AEDT 2016

Dear ASA colleagues,

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position 
in galaxy evolution at UNSW. This is a three year funded appointment, 
details are available through:


Reference: 57200

The Research Associate will work with A/Prof Sarah Brough to analyse and 
interpret data from optical follow-up imaging of spectroscopic surveys 
to understand the nature of the diffuse intracluster light in nearby 
galaxy groups and clusters.  The galaxy groups and clusters have been 
studied by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) and Sydney-AAO Multi-IFU 
(SAMI) surveys and have a wealth of multi-wavelength observations 
available. This position requires prior experience in analysing low 
surface brightness features in optical images.
The position will be offered at Academic level A for 3 years full-time, 
however a part-time arrangement may be negotiated with the right applicant.

*About the role*

  * Fixed Term for three years (35 hours per week)
  * Full-time or Part-time negotiable
  * Reference: 57200

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  *      Perform research on the diffuse intracluster light in nearby
    galaxy groups and clusters using optical multi-colour images
  *      Perform independent research generated by the Research Associate
  *      Apply for telescope time as needed
  *      Write research papers and present results at conferences
  *      Participate in the department seminars and colloquia
  *      Collaborate with other members of the research group and
    collaborate with PhD and Honours students

*About you:*

To be successful in this role you will:

  *      A PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or related discipline prior
    to starting the position.
  *      Experience in analysing low surface brightness features in
    astronomical images or related astronomical data analysis.
  *      Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in leading
    international scientific journals.
  *      A research track record (relative to opportunity) in the
    discipline area as evidenced by conference presentations and
  *      Ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to
    contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed in your 
application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if 
sent directly to the listed contact. A/Prof Sarah Brough 
(sarah.brough at aao.gov.au <mailto:sarah.brough at aao.gov.au>) and Prof 
Chris Tinney (c.tinney at unsw.edu.au <mailto:c.tinney at unsw.edu.au>) can be 
contacted with job enquiries.

Applications close: 20 January 2017

Included Benefits:

AUD89,051-AUD95,248 plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)



Sarah Brough
Future Fellow
PH: 02 9372 4848
Office Days: Mon-Thurs

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