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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 Research Fellow: Fast Radio Bursts 3 year 31 May 2017 The successful applicant will perform fundamental research on fast radio bursts (FRBs), including detection, analysis, localisation, and multi-wavelength follow-up. The fellow will make use of Australian radio telescopes (Molonglo, ASKAP, Parkes) along with other Australian and international facilities for follow-up and characterisation. The fellow will work with CAASTRO’s dynamic theme scientists, the CSIRO, Breakthrough Listen staff and Swinburne’s FRB group on developing software infrastructure for FRB studies and utilising the aforementioned facilities to maximise Australia’s impact in this nascent field. As explained in the application procedures, applications should include a research plan (3 pages max) covering relevant prior experience and proposed projects during the fellowship along with their CV and cover letter, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to Adam Deller ( by the closing date. Please feel free to contact Adam Deller with any questions. Position Description & Application Procedure
Laureate Fellowship Postdocotoral Research Fellow: Fast Radio Bursts / Pulsars Up to 4 yrs 31 May 2017 Post Doctoral position to work with Professor Matthew Bailes's team on ambitious programmes to search for Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) and pulsars. This positions is up to four years in duration and the applicants would need to commence before the end of the 2017 calendar year. Applications should include a CV, full publication list, a cover letter stating why you are interested in the position, and a two-page research plan, plus the names and contact details of three referees. Applicants should also consult the full position description and address the selection criteria. The position description for candidates without years of post-doctoral experience should read the description is available here. More experienced researched plese use this position description. 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.