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Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Cosmology

Location:
St Lucia
Company:
The University of Queensland

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School of Mathematics and Physics

The University of Queensland is recognised nationally and internationally for its research programs across a broad area of mathematics and statistics, and is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in Queensland. The School of Mathematics and Physics hosts several research centres and is an active partner in a number of multidisciplinary research groups both within and external to the University. Our staff are recognised internationally for their active and dynamic research programs across a wide range of areas in mathematics.

The University of Queensland is one of the top three universities in Australia, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of research fields. In addition to providing excellent potential for interdisciplinary research, the University is located in the vibrant riverfront city of Brisbane, whose sub-tropical climate, cultural diversity, and proximity to coastal regions make it an attractive environment in which to live.

About This Opportunity

This role focuses on understanding dark energy and dark matter using next generation data sets. This includes but is not limited to, cosmological theory, dark energy phenomenology, large scale structure theory and observations (including peculiar velocities and lensing), supernova cosmology, and/or gravitational waves.

The candidate will have access to the substantial resources of the ARC Laureate Fellowship, and would be invited to help drive the direction of the group, including selection and co-supervision of PhD students and honours students. Our group has active collaborations with DES, DESI, 4MOST, LSST, and ASKAP and access to the ESO optical telescopes and Australian observing and computing facilities.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate teaching, and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students. Ample travel funding will be available.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will hold a PhD in astrophysics or related area, together with a track record of publication of research findings in peer reviewed journals and conferences.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level A or B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $86,678.42 - $115,888.95, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Research Fellow PD_Cosmology (2).doc

Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Tamara Davis on t.davis1@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • Names and contact details of three referees

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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