Job Advertisement: Closing Date 15th December 2010

Swinburne University of Technology
Mail number H39
PO Box 218
VIC 3122
Tel: +61 3 9214 4384
Fax: +61 3 9214 8797
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Applications are invited for an Australian Research Council funded 
Super Science Fellowship to be held in the Centre for Astrophysics 
and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology. The 
Super Science Fellowships are an Australian Government funded program 
targeted towards outstanding early-career researchers, whom must be 
within 3 years of their PhD award at the time of appointment, and is 
a fixed three year term full-time research position with a generous 
package of salary and research funding.

The Fellow will lead a research program collaborating with Swinburne
astronomers including Karl Glazebrook, Michael Murphy & Emma Ryan-Weber
to research the chemical evolution of the Universe from high to low
redshift;  taking advantage of new optical/IR data on galaxies and QSO
absorbers from large telescopes and making predictions for the next
generation of HI radio surveys from the Australian SKA Pathfinder.
Independent research can also be pursued.

Essential criteria: A PhD in observational astrophysics and a 
background in extra-galactic studies coupled with strong research 
skills and a demonstrated publication track-record in peer-reviewed 
journals. Desirable criteria: experience with high-redshift galaxy or 
QSO surveys and optical and/or near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy, 
excellent oral and written communications skills.

The appointee will join an active research group in Australia's most
rapidly growing astronomy department. Swinburne astronomers regularly
obtain national observing time on the AAT, Gemini, HST, Magellan, ATCA
and Parkes telescopes. They have institutional access to the W.M. Keck
telescopes in Hawaii (15-20 nights per year). The Centre has a
state-of-the-art supercomputer available in house as well as access to
innovative 3D visualization facilities. Melbourne, consistently rated as
one of the most liveable cities in the world, is a cosmopolitan place
with a mild climate and many cultural and sporting events. Mountains,
ocean and wine growing regions are easily accessible. The Centre itself
is located in the diverse inner city suburb of Hawthorn with very good
public transport connections.

Super Science Fellows receive an attractive package: the appointment is
for fixed term for three years at a Lecturer equivalent position (Level
B1). The salary is AUD 72,500 p.a. and the Fellow also receives a AUD
20,000 per year research expenses allowance. By ARC rules the applicant
must usually be within three years of their PhD at the time of their
appointment and must take up the appointment between July and December

Applications must include a CV, bibliography, statement of research
interests and plans, and contact details of three referees and should be
emailed to Prof Karl Glazebrook at the above address. Please quote
position number 28395. Applications are due by 15th Dec 2010 and are
required in PDF format. Please direct any enquiries about the position
to Prof. Glazebrook and please instruct referees to email their
references direct to Prof. Glazebrook by the deadline.

Swinburne is a 2010 Federally recognised "Employer of Choice for Women". 
Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from
culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with
disabilities, women and men.

Included Benefits:
17% superannuation (pension) is also included. Swinburne offers a very
attractive maternity leave policy and flexible work arrangements.


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