(open to female identifying candidates only)
The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, has recently established a new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), jointly supported by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Physics.
The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It will bring together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella and expand the capability by making up to seven new tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year. The inaugural CGA Director is Professor David McClelland.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding early or mid-career academic with a strong research record in gravitational wave astrophysics (theory and data analysis, source follow-up, multi-messenger astronomy). This will be a tenure-track position attracting a significant start-up package. It will be a key foundation position in the CGA. The appointee will assist with recruiting additional appointments into the CGA, helping to shape its future.
We are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) in this position. An EoI will comprise a 1-page statement of achievement and proposed program of research at ANU, along with a 2-page CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up until January 12, 2020. Please email your EOI to the CGA administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi, sareh.rajabi[AT]anu.edu.au, and expect confirmation of receipt.
For further information, please contact Professor Susan Scott (susan.scott[AT]anu.edu.au) or Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland[AT]anu.edu.au) at RSPhys and/or Associate Professor Christian Wolf (christian.wolf[AT]anu.edu.au) at RSAA.
Classification: Academic Level A /B
Salary package: $80,439 – $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years) with a possibility of extension
– Flexible and family friendly role
– On campus childcare facilities
– Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
The ANU Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav) conducts research on high precision laser interferometry for gravitational wave detection and other applications. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) aims to build sophisticated quantum machines to harness the quantum world for practical applications. OzGrav -ANU and EQUS-ANU reside within the Department of Quantum Science at the Research School of Physics, a dynamic group researching applications of quantum and optical technologies in a range of different areas. It co-hosts three ARC Centres of Excellence, an innovations hub that supports start-up companies, and several other major projects.
We are seeking to appoint multiple experimental physicists to work on optical instrumentation.
The successful candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in physics or a related discipline and a background in optical physics, electro-optics, quantum optics, control systems and low noise electronics.
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For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.anu.edu.au/jobs.
CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 5th, 2020.
If you wish to discuss the position after obtaining the selection documentation, please contact: Professor David McClelland, phone (02) 6125 9888, e-mail david.mcclelland[AT]anu.edu.au.