[ASA] Education & public outreach and postdoctoral opportunities with OzGrav Centre of Excellence

Yeshe Fenner yeshefenner at swin.edu.au
Wed Feb 15 13:12:37 AEDT 2017

Dear ASA members,

The ARC Center of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) is currently advertising several professional and research positions. OzGrav is a new seven-year initiative that was awarded $31.3 million by the Australian Government to use the first detections of gravitational waves to understand the physics of black holes and warped space time, and to inspire and educate the public and students about science.

The following opportunities with OzGrav are currently open:

1. Education and Public Outreach Coordinator based at Swinburne University

The OzGrav Education and Public Outreach Coordinator will play an important role in the Centre by developing, implementing and coordinating the education and public outreach activities of the Centre across all its locations. This is a key position within OzGrav that will involve close engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders, including researchers, the general public, the media, and schools, teachers and students at primary through to tertiary level.

Applications close 5pm AEDT Friday 31 March 2017

Full position description and instructions for applying are<https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.listJobs&jobid=6C475380-E6AE-46C1-A2B0-A71900BABADD&CurATC=INT&CurBID=29477BA0-5668-433D-98F3-9DB401359086&JobListID=b21b82cb-b536-5d8b-07c4-5b3e88464826&jobsListKey=49cf1be1-0381-44fa-8b00-5b9a32a5723f&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobID&lid=01223340118> available here<https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.listJobs&jobid=6C475380-E6AE-46C1-A2B0-A71900BABADD&CurATC=INT&CurBID=29477BA0-5668-433D-98F3-9DB401359086&JobListID=b21b82cb-b536-5d8b-07c4-5b3e88464826&jobsListKey=49cf1be1-0381-44fa-8b00-5b9a32a5723f&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobID&lid=01223340118>.

2. Senior Research Associate/Research Associate at the University of Adelaide node and at the aLIGO sites in USA.

This position will focus initially on the continued development and commissioning of aLIGO and the development of adaptive wavefront control techniques for these detectors. The successful candidate will be expected to spend extended periods of time at the LIGO observatories (LHO and/or LLO as required), participating in detector commissioning and operation a Postdoctoral Fellow position (Academic Level A/B) on instrumentation for gravitational wave detection.

Applications close 9am Monday, 6 March 2017 ACDT

See here for the full advertisement on the UAdel website<http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/495662/arc-senior-research-associatearc-research-associate>.

3. Research Associate <http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/495664/arc-research-associate> at the University of Adelaide

This position will undertake research into the development of high-power continuous-wave lasers with wavelengths of ca. 2 micron for next-generation gravitational wave detectors. Initial research will focus on fiber-based master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) systems and the development of diagnostics for high-precision characterization of their noise and stability.

Applications close 9am Monday, 6 March 2017 ACDT

See here for the full advertisement on the UAdel website<http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/495664/arc-research-associate>.

4. Postdoctoral position at the University of Western Australia

The UWA node of OzGrav is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position (Academic Level A/B) on instrumentation for gravitational wave detection. The work will involve working closely with PhD students and technicians on experiments with high power suspended optical cavities. See here<http://www.ozgrav.org/uwa-jobs.html> for more details and contact david.blair at uwa.edu.au, chunnong.zhao at uwa.edu.au or li.ju at uwa.edu.au with enquiries about the UWA job.

Information about job opportunities and working with OzGrav can be found here<http://www.ozgrav.org/join-ozgrav.html>.

Feel free to forward this on to people or networks that may be interested.

Kind regards,


Dr Yeshe Fenner, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC

Ph: (03) 9214 8302

M: 0430 708 995<tel:0430%20708%20995>


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