[ASA] Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator position available at Swinburne

Jarrod Hurley jhurley at swin.edu.au
Tue Nov 6 23:27:46 AEDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Swinburne University of Technology is pleased to announce an exciting astronomy-focussed data science employment opportunity

within the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing.

In this Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator role the successful applicant will be part of a team delivering national

high-performance computing and data science programs. Funded primarily through the National Collaborative Research

Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), these programs include the provision of Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)

to the national astronomy community and a range of projects related to the supercomputing capability at Swinburne. The

successful applicant will take the lead on coordinating (and contributing to) these programs while exploring opportunities to

secure and develop new projects.

This is a full-time, 5-year fixed term position with a starting salary from $111,762 and 17% superannuation (part-time options are available).

The person ideally suited to this role will:

- be an impressive individual with a passion for implementing professional data science and high performance

  computing methodologies to enhance astronomy research outcomes;

- be a proven leader with a commitment to excellence;

- have a degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology with relevant experience

  or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training within an astronomy context;

- have extensive experience in software development including advanced or expert-level software programming skills;

- have a demonstrated ability to deliver software development (or closely related) projects on time and on budget with successful end-user outcomes.

Applications close at 5pm on 30th November 2018.

The full advertisement, including the position description and instructions on how to apply, are available at:


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from

a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and

our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities,

people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring this to the attention of potential applicants.

Best regards,

Jarrod Hurley
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