Postdoctoral Research Associate in JWST Science

Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

November 20, 2022

Description

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in JWST role within Swinburne University
  • Full time, Fixed Term for 3 years position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level A6 salary and benefits with flexible working options
  • About the Role In this exciting role as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in JWST (James Webb Space Telescope), you will be undertaking research on finding and chracterising exotic sources in the early Universe using JWST imaging and spectroscopic data. Research topics are broad and can include supernovae and other transients, the epoch of reionisation, novel and rare galaxies, and novel machine learning methodologies. The successful candidate will publish astronomical research in international refereed journals, develop open-source research software for the wider astronomical community to use, contribute to funding and telescope proposals, attend national and international meetings to present research results, conduct research collaboration with other universities, organisations and involvement in relevant professional activities and supervise undesgraduate and postgraduate research students as required. The successful applicant will be embedded in and supported by the Laureate Group led by Prof. Karl Glazebrook which contains a diverse range of research and researchers involved in six active JWST Cycle 1 programs and who also make extensive use of the HST, Keck and VLT facilities.

    To be considered for this role please address the below Key Selection Criteria:

  • Experience and knowledge in research areas that include any of supernovae and other transients, the epoch of reionisation, novel and rare galaxies, and novel machine learning methodologies
  • Experience working with machine learning and/or neural networks
  • Has developed and/or published open-source code and contributed this software to standard repositories such as GitHub
  • Experience working with HST or JWST data and/or large-scale batch processing of archival data
  • Demonstrated research skills through publication track record in peer- reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills
  • Takes ownership of, and can lead aspects of, scientific projects
  • Qualifications PhD in astronomy or astrophysics, or a relevant physics or computer science discipline

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV, cover letter and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

    For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

    Applications Close: Sunday November 20th, at 11:00 pm

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further...