Jobs & Careers
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.
Internally Funded Positions:
Director - Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (Position Number : 20776)
- Outstanding research leadership opportunity
- Set the vision for one of Australia’s most dynamic astronomy research centres
The Director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing provides academic and research leadership to one of the highest profile research centres at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
Swinburne's vision is to be Australia's leading university of science, technology and innovation by 2020. Relevant and internationally recognised research is at the heart of that vision and the Academic Ranking of World Universities already places Swinburne in the top 100 universities worldwide for physics.
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing has a strong international research profile in computational, theoretical and observational astronomy which spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Priority research areas include galaxy evolution and cosmology, globular clusters, pulsars, star and planet formation, Square Kilometre Array design and astronomy visualisation. The Centre currently supports over 35 staff (academic, postdoctoral, technical and support), 30 PhD students and maintains a vibrant international visitor program. In the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessments, Swinburne was given the highest possible rating in both the specific field of Astronomical and Space Sciences and in the broad field of Physical Sciences.
Swinburne is part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). It operates a significant supercomputing facility with over 400 Teraflops of processing capability and has a formal, long-term collaborative agreement with Caltech which provides Centre staff dedicated observing time on the 10-m Keck telescopes in Hawaii.
The Centre is dedicated to inspiring a fascination in the Universe through research and education, offering a Master of Science (Astronomy) online and producing state-of-the-art 3D IMAX and outreach films which are shown in our own virtual reality theatre and in theatres around the world.Skills and experience
To be successful in this role, you must have:
- Excellent academic and professional qualifications coupled with a proven track record in leading the development of research.
- An international research reputation in astrophysics as evidenced by publications, research grants and other relevant outcomes.
- A track record of successful supervision of higher research degree candidates and mentoring of early-mid career researchers.
- Significant involvement at a senior level in professional organisations and societies or in national or international conferences.
- A record of achievement in managing a research group or division of a larger organisation.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. Swinburne is recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women and offers carer’s, maternity and partner leave entitlements.
For position information and to apply online go to: www.swinburne.edu.au/jobs and submit a cover letter, resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.
Further information can be obtained from George Collins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R&D) at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 3 9214 5210.
Refer to Position Number: 20776
Applications close 17 June 2013
Externally Funded Positions:
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has a number of Fellowships on offer each year, including the Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA), and the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
Further information about ARC applications can be found at: http://www.arc.gov.au/applicants/researcher_fellowships.htm
Please contact the director if you are interested in applying for an ARC fellowship with CAS.