First listed on: 13 February 2019

Research Scientist - Observational Radio Astronomy

The Opportunity

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation
  • Work with World Class Researchers to Solve the World’s Biggest Challenges
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Astronomy and Space Outcomes!

CSIRO are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Scientist to carry out world?class research using facilities associated with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) and its partners, including the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and future SKA-low prototypes. The Research Scientist will also be involved in the support of National Facility operations. CASS is committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives.

Your duties will include

  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Conducting independent research in areas closely related to CASS ATNF science
  • Supervising and mentoring students
  • Providing scientific support to the commissioning and operation of National Facility telescopes
  • Maintaining and re-enforcing national and international collaborations
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Producing high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

Location: Sydney, NSW or Perth, WA
Salary: AU$111K - AU$130K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference: 60422

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate in astrophysics or a closely related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated research interests and expertise in astronomy closely related to ATNF science
  • Expertise in radio astronomy techniques
  • The ability to work effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by high-level reporting, presentation and negotiation abilities, and the capacity to identify and influence critical stakeholders to gain support for contentious proposals/ideas.
  • A record of quality publications in high impact, peer reviewed journals.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

23:00 AEDT 5 April 2019

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