First listed on: 26 September 2018

Bolton Postdoctoral Fellow, Radio Astronomy

  • Are you a motivated, early career scientist interested in Radio Astronomy?
  • Do you have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related discipline?
  • Join internationally-renowned CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

The Position:  

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience.  These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

The Bolton Fellowship is Australia's longest standing prize fellowship and provides an outstanding opportunity for post-doctoral research in Australia. The Bolton Fellowship is designed to help young scientists build strong careers as independent researchers. Bolton Fellows are encouraged to undertake independent research and/or development in any area relevant to the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) observational capabilities.

Your duties will include:

  • In collaboration with senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful astrophysics research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Enhance and support the Australia Telescope National Facility
  • Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals.                                                    

Location:  Sydney NSW or Perth WA
Salary:      AU $82K to AU $93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:     3 years term
Ref no:      58415

To be considered you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related discipline.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.

  • Demonstrated research interest and expertise in Radio Astronomy
  • A strong research plan, submitted as part of the job application, indicating your future research directions, including the goals outlined in this Position Description.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today! Position Details 


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How to apply: Please load one document containing your CV and a brief cover letter which outlines your experience as relevant to the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB). At the end of the online application process, you may be required to respond to some screening questions. 

Applications close: Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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