Seeking outstanding candidates in gravitational-wave astrophysics
Unique opportunity to join a dynamic school
Leading international university
We seek an exceptional senior level researcher to lead a world-class research program in gravitational-wave astrophysics. You will become a chief investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav) - a new $31 million centre funded by the Australian Research Council, which brings together leading gravitational-wave researchers from five Australian universities. We encourage applications from gravitational-wave physicists and astrophysicists, working in a variety of areas, including data analysis, observation, instrumentation, and theoretical astrophysics.
As the successful candidate, you will have opportunities to collaborate with members of the gravitational-wave and high-energy astrophysics groups in the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, which has one of the largest collection of researchers in Australia.
The successful candidate will also make contributions to teaching and learning in astrophysics.
The ideal candidate will have an exceptional record of publications and citations in high impact factor journals, with demonstrated research leadership and the capacity to build an internationally recognised research group.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award - Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step in affirming women within the School, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Position description and selection criteria are available on line and accessible at the online portal for the Job No. 566784
Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, it seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future. Monash has six campuses in Victoria, a campus in Malaysia, a campus in South Africa, a centre in Prato, It...aly, and numerous international partnerships and cooperative ventures. Monash has approximately 56,000 equivalent full-time students spread across its Australian and off-shore campuses, and approximately 7000 full time equivalent staff. Approximately 3500 of these staff members are academic staff.
School of Physics and Astronomy is located within the Faculty of Science. In the past four years the School has gone through an exciting period of renewal – investing significantly in people and facilities. The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to research and teaching of the highest quality in astronomy, astrophysics, experimental physics and theoretical physics; it aims to produce graduates with a solid foundation in physics. Although recognized internationally for research in several fields of physics, the School intends to significantly strengthen its research base to achieve the status of a top ranked physics department in Australia.
The School offers undergraduate programmes at the Clayton Campus, as well as supporting courses conducted in Malaysia. The School teaches units and major sequences in experimental and theoretical physics in the BSc degree and is involved in teaching the astronomy and astrophysics programmes in the Faculty of Science. The School also offers units as part of the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degrees.
The School’s major research activities include the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low - Energy Electronics Technologies(FLEET), ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery(OzGrav), ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale(CoEPP), the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, the Centre for Atomically Thin Materials and over a dozen ARC funded programmes.
The School is an active user of synchrotron radiation facilities, including the Australian Synchrotron, which is located adjacent to the Clayton Campus of Monash University. The School also has strong research interests in the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM), which houses a FEI Titan 80-300 FEG S/TEM, a JEOL 2100F FEG STEM, 3D atom probe field ion microscopes and other advanced microanalysis facilities.
The School has access to state-of-the-art facilities in the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, which is adjacent to the Australian Synchrotron at the Clayton Campus.
Further information about the School of Physics and Astronomy is available at: http://www.physics.monash.edu.au/