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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 Position in Observational Astronomy 1 Yr + 31 January 2016 An ARC funded postdoc position in observational astronomy is available to work with Prof. Duncan Forbes (and Dr Richard McDermid of Macquarie University). For details please email dforbes at
Postdoctoral Position in Observational Astronomy 2 Yr + 31 January 2016 An ARC funded postdoc position in galaxy evolution is available to work with Prof. Karl Glazebrook and Dr David Fisher. For details please email dfisher at

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.