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Assistant Lecturer in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

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Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science
School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)
  • Unique opportunity to join the dynamic School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Seeking outstanding candidates in gravitational-wave and/or high-energy astrophysics
  • Leading International University

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class infrastructure, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

We seek an Assistant Lecturer to conduct teaching and research in gravitational wave and/or high energy astrophysics.

As the successful candidate, you will work directly with Dr Paul Lasky in the School of Physics and Astronomy to undertake research in one or more of the following areas:

  • astrophysics and modelling of gravitational wave sources
  • analysis of data from LIGO and/or the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array
  • astrophysics and modelling of neutron star and/or gamma-ray burst physics.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the gravitational wave and high energy astrophysics groups in the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, including Professor Yuri Levin, Professor Alexander Heger, Dr Eric Thrane and Dr Duncan Galloway.  You will be involved in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational wave discovery (OzGrav), a new centre funded by the Australian Research Council, which brings together leading gravitational wave researchers from five Australian universities. 

You will also make contributions to teaching in the Physics and Astronomy Collaborative learning Environment (PACE), participating in the delivery and coordination of first year physics teaching.

The ideal candidate will have a sound publication record commensurate with their experience level, with strong research and organisational skills.  Excellent communication skills are vital, as you will publish papers in high impact journals and present research findings at major conferences.  

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.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Dr Paul Lasky, Lecturer, +61 3 9905 0770,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 11:55pm AEST

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