[ASA] Job email to ASA members

Duncan Forbes duncan.forbes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 15:46:41 AEST 2020


could you please send the following email to your members regarding a
postdoc position at Swinburne with myself and Prof. Warrick Couch.

Thank you


*Postdoctoral Research – Observational Extragalactic Astronomy*

*About the job*
Applications are invited for a 2 year postdoctoral researcher position in
observational extragalactic astronomy in the Centre for Astrophysics and
Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne,
Australia. The postdoc will work with Prof. Duncan Forbes and Prof. Warrick
Couch, and collaborators in Australia on an Australian Research Council
funded project to better understand galaxy formation and evolution. In
particular, the focus will be on the role of the cluster/group environment
in shaping galaxies. The postdoc will work with both archival and new
observations, including those of the Fornax cluster.  Opportunities to
supervise postgraduate students and to conduct independent research are

*About CAS*
CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research centres, with 24
academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and 40 PhD students. Swinburne
astronomers have institutional access to the Keck telescopes (10-12
nights/year), as well as national access to ESO's telescopes at La Silla
and Paranal. CAS also hosts OzStar, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for
Theoretical Astrophysics. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with a mild
climate and many cultural and sporting events. Mountains, ocean and wine
growing regions are easily accessible. CAS is located in the diverse inner
suburb of Hawthorn with excellent public transport connections.

*About you*
The successful applicant will have:
A PhD in astrophysics or a related field
Experience in astronomical observations*, *data handling and the analysis
of optical spectroscopy and/or imaging
Independent and collaborative research skills
Strong record of research achievement with high-quality publications

Preferred (but non-essential) qualities include:
Experience in the supervision of PhD students

Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team

*How to apply*
To view the Position Description and apply online go to:


Applications must comprise:
*1. A cover letter which includes direct responses to the selection
criteria* *and the names* *plus email addresses of three referees* (2 pages
*2. A curriculum vitae, including publication list* (preferably describing
contributions to any non-lead-author publications); and
*3. A statement describing prior research achievements and future research
interests* (2 pages max).

We will contact referees by email for short-listed applicants.

*Application Deadline: *

May 30th 2020

The current salary rate (level A6) is $87,603 per annum (A$89,355 in 2021),
plus 17% superannuation (pension), 4 weeks annual leave entitlement and
discounted health insurance.

*Included Benefits: *

Swinburne values its diverse work environment and is committed to the
principles of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. Swinburne has been
recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality. It also
supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this
position is available either full or part-time. We value diversity and
encourage members of under-represented groups to apply. CAS is an ASA
Silver Pleiades award holder.

More information:

*CAS: *


*Enquires about job to: *

Duncan Forbes, dforbes at swin.edu.au

Professor Duncan A. Forbes
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Room AR203, Mail H29
Swinburne University, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Ph: +61 3 9214 4392, Fax: +61 3 9214 8797
Web: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2KOFCp81lrtpQ2MPuJENJS?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au
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