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Current Vacancies



Fieldwork Coordinator – Murchison Widefield ArrayCURTIN168 Curtin25 June 2018
Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and AstronomyCURTIN38 Curtin13 July 2018


Fieldwork Coordinator – Murchison Widefield Array

  • 5 years fixed-term, full time
  • $ 79,627 – $ 84,541 (G06) + 17% Superannuation

A rare opportunity for you to be responsible for the coordination of the MWA’s field work program at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO). Our field work program supports a range of radio astronomy activities including the international Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and Aperture Array Verification System (AAVS) projects; and other instruments and experiments including the Engineering Development Array (EDA) and BIGHORNS.

This position will include specific training on first aid, remote driving, and system specific maintenance tasks.

  • Coordinate and lead field activities.
    • Manage planning and approvals for all field activities.
    • Procure goods and services required to support field activities.
    • Manage execution of field campaigns in accordance with approved plans.
    • Prepare post deployment field reports.
  • Manage MWA’s field safety and logistics procedures and documentation.
    • Ensure ongoing compliance with relevant University policies.
    • Promote and coordinate continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to MWA’s routine diagnostic, maintenance and repair programs for fielded instrumentation.
    • Perform basic fault finding and repair by replacement on fielded systems with guidance
    • Supervise contracted site and instrument maintenance activities
  • Support MWA outreach activities.

You will bring to the role
1. A relevant qualification with relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
2. Demonstrated organisational skills with experience in or the ability to manage the operational requirements of a scientific field station, including the planning of complex activities such as the application of risk assessment and management procedures.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
4. Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with multiple stakeholders.
5. Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to produce documents, correspondence, records, instructions and procedures which are clear, accurate and concise.
6. Demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as the ability to supervise the work of others.
7. Proficiency in basic IT platforms including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

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Research Associate/Fellow (ALA/ALB) – Physics and Astronomy

  • Fixed-term, full time until 30 June 2021
  • $68,768 – $93,178 (ALA) + superannuation
  • $98,059 – $116,369 (ALB) + superannuation

An extraordinary Research Associate/Fellow opportunity funded by the Australian Research Council is available to carry out work on the localisation of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) with the ASKAP survey for fast transients, CRAFT.
You will be involved in the interpretation of FRB dispersion measures and redshifts to determine the intergalactic baryon density and the effect of galaxy feedback on the IGM, and in developing models of the intergalactic baryon distribution.

  • Contribute to the analysis of the properties of FRB host galaxies
  • Contribute to the detection and localisation of FRBs in high time resolution data
  • Be involved in most aspects of the data pipeline, from observations to data processing to statistical analysis, and work with other members of the CRAFT team
  • Augment the scientific return from CRAFT by interacting with other Curtin University staff and CRAFT members in the interpretation of survey results and in the pursuit of multi-messenger follow-up of FRB detections

You will bring to this role

  • A doctoral qualification relevant to Physics or Astronomy.
  • Possess an excellent track record, with potential for attracting competitive grant funding.
  • Previous experience in radio interferometry is highly desirable.
  • Experience in high-time resolution data processing or pulsar astronomy is advantageous.

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