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AAO Research Astronomer(~3/31)

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  • 작성일 : 2015-03-06
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Position Title: AAO Research Astronomer
Location: AAO Sydney
Salary Range: APS6 /AAO Level 5 ($87,198 to $94,273)
Tenure: 5 year appointment Specified Task
Applications close: Tuesday, 31 March 2015​

AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
AAO Research Astronomer

The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) wishes to appoint a highly motivated Research Astronomer. The successful applicant will direct their own high profile research programs, as well as carry out research in collaboration with other AAO research staff.

The AAO has a scientific staff of 17 highly active and productive astronomers, with research interests spanning cosmology, galaxy evolution, galactic archaeology, stellar evolution and extrasolar planets. The Research Astronomer will be supported by the AAO in developing their research programs, with 50% of their time available for research. They will be expected to assist in the operations of the Observatory for the remaining 50% of their time, including assuming the role of AAOmega instrument astronomer.

Candidates must have a strong background in astronomy, astrophysics or a related branch of experimental physics. An expertise with existing AAO instrumentation, in particular AAOmega, is of particular interest, as is a desire to become involved with the development, commissioning and subsequent scientific use of new AAO instruments.​

Selection criteria – Essential

1. PhD or equivalent qualifications in astronomy, astrophysics or related branch of physics.
2. Demonstrated interest in observational (and theoretical) aspects of any of branch of optical or infrared astronomy supported by the AAO. These include cosmology, extra-galactic and galactic studies, and stellar, substellar and exoplanetary astronomy.
3. Demonstrated capacity to initiate and carry out research of international significance in one or more fields of observational astronomy.
4. Demonstrated ability to obtain time on major optical facilities like the AAT.​​

5. Experience in observing with large optical telescopes and modern instrumentation. Ability to reduce and analyse data from such facilities.
6. Ability and willingness to play a full role as a support astronomer.
7. Ability and willingness to work in a team, and to liaise effectively with other astronomers, engineers and technical staff.
8. Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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Selection criteria – Desirable​

9. Experience working in a national observatory or similar environment developing and providing research instrumentation and facilities for a wide range of users.​

10. Demonstrated interest or experience in the astronomy, ​ techniques and instrumentation of fibre spectroscopy

This 5-year appointment is available immediately, and is located in Sydney.
A fixed relocation allowance plus other relocation expenses (including airfare to Australia
and return on completion of the appointment) may also be paid for applicants from outside
the Sydney area.

In order to apply you need to follow the instructions for applicants at:

http://industryjobs.nga.net.au/

(Follow the link to Australian Astronomical Observatory jobs.)

Applicants must instruct their referees to email letters of reference to:
jobs@aao.gov.au
to arrive by the closing date, for applications.

Questions about the position may be addressed to:
Andrew Hopkins,
Head of Research and Outreach.
Phone +61 2 9372 4849;
email: ahopkins@aao.gov.au

The Australian Astronomical Observatory supports flexible working arrangements,
including part-time positions where appropriate, and is an equal
opportunity employer.

Included Benefits:
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.
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