Contact:  Christopher.Lidman[AT]anu.edu.auLocation:  Canberra, Australia
The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics is advertising two key roles in a friendly, motivated team working on the two key aspects of gravitational wave research; an Astrophysicist to work in gravitational wave theory and data analysis and an Astronomer to work on optical follow-up of gravitational wave events and other transients.
The Astrophysicist will conduct research in gravitational-wave astrophysics, incorporating the latest theoretical development and data analysis techniques.
The Astronomer will manage observing programs that use telescopes based in Australia and overseas.
The candidates will be able to spend up to 50% of their time on self-directed research.
The Astronomer will be based at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Astrophysicist will be based at the Research School of Physics.
These positions are within the ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), a joint facility of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Physics. CGA undertakes a world-leading role for Australia in the science and technology of gravitational wave discoveries and is the ANU node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).