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The Centre is the fastest growing astronomy research group in Australia. Striving to be a world-leading research entity, the Centre endeavours to attract the best and brightest minds to create a rewarding environment in which intellectual pursuits can prosper. The Centre has a strong public outreach and education programme and its unique internet based education initiatives result in a flexible teaching environment for staff.

Available positions

Position Duration Applications Close Description Additional Information
Postdoctoral Researcher in Galaxy Evolution with Dr Barbara Catinella and Dr Luca Cortese Two years 1 January 2015 The successful candidate will work on multi-wavelength studies of galaxies, aimed at understanding the effect of the environment on the cold gas reservoir and star formation activity of group galaxies, using data from the GASS/COLDGASS surveys and their on-going extensions to low stellar masses. Position Description & Application Procedure
Postdoctoral Researcher in Galaxy Evolution with Prof. Karl Glazebrook and Dr David Fisher 19 months 15 January 2015 The appointee will be expected to play a leading role in an international collaboration to study the 'DYNAMO' sample of local star-forming galaxies, selected to have similar star-formation and kinematic properties to galaxies in the early Universe, with the aim of studying the physical relation of kinematics, star-formation. gas density and galaxy morphology at early times. The project will use data from Keck, Gemini, ALMA, and HST for this with much of this data already in hand (including HST). The appointee will also have the opportunity to pursue a vigorous independent research program and to collaborate on other projects at Swinburne. Position Description & Application Procedure

The appointees will join one of Australia's most active astronomy departments. Swinburne astronomers regularly obtain international observing time on the AAT, Gemini, HST, Magellan, ATCA and Parkes telescopes. We have institutional access to the W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii (15-20 nights per year) to which all staff (including PDRAs) are open to apply to via a merit-based TAC. The Centre has GSTAR, the Australian GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics, available in house as well as access to state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities.

Swinburne values and embraces its diverse work environment. The University is committed to the principles of social justice, equal opportunity and cultural diversity, and seeks to implement these in the conduct of our activities and relationships. Swinburne has been recognized as an Employer of Choice for Women since 2007. As a University, we recognise the need to capitalize and nurture the skills and talents of all segments of our diverse community. Swinburne's culture is characterised by a set of values which inform the way we work together and enable us to deliver outstanding results. Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and men.

Included Benefits: 17% superannuation (pension), standard staff employment benefits including leave entitlements.

Information on applying for Fellowships at CAS

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has a number of Fellowships on offer each year, including the Future Fellowships and the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Please contact the director if you are interested in applying for an ARC fellowship with CAS.