Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Observational Cosmology - The University of Melbourne - EducationCareer

First listed on: 06 January 2020

Job no: 0049758

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department/School: School of Physics

Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

About the role:

The position will provide the opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to take a major role in work using the SPT-3G survey on the South Pole Telescope to measure the pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect (in conjunction with optical surveys) and the masses of galaxy clusters (through CMB-cluster lensing).  These measurements will be used as cosmological probes of dark energy, modified gravity and neutrinos, among other topics.  The successful applicant will collaborate with international co-investigators on the South Pole Telescope project.  The Observational Cosmology group at The University of Melbourne also works on the South Pole Telescope, Simons Array, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4 experiments.  A fraction of the time will be available for independent research projects.

About you:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Physics, Astronomy or related area
  • Expertise in high performance computing and handling large datasets, and experience with python, C, and related languages
  • Expertise in analysis of CMB, SZ, optical, or X-ray data
  • Experience with studies of galaxy clusters and/or cosmological constraints
  • Research interests in cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics
  • Integrity and an ethical approach including the ability to operate fairly and consistently within organisational values

Position Description:


Applications should be submitted through the University of Melbourne web site (position number 0049758):

Applications close: 30 Jan 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time