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Job Opportunity - Australis Fellow

Australis Fellowship - Joint Postdoctoral Position with Australia Telescope National Facility and Universidad de Chile

The CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) and the Department of Astronomy at the Universidad de Chile (DAUCH) invite applications for a joint post-doctoral research position (Australis Fellowship) in the field of star formation. The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research and to collaborate with Dr Kate Brooks (ATNF) and Prof. Guido Garay (DAUCH) on studies of massive star formation using centimeter, millimeter, sub-millimeter and infrared data.

The Australis Fellow is expected to spend half of the time in Santiago, Chile, at the DAUCH, and half of the time in Sydney, Australia at the ATNF Headquarters. ATNF is Australia's premier radio astronomical facility and operates the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Mopra 22-m telescope, the Parkes 64-m telescope, and the Long Baseline Array (LBA). For the duration of the Fellowship the appointee will have access to the 10% observing time reserved for Chilean astronomers on all astronomical facilities in Chile.

The Australis Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period, renewable for a third, and offers a competitive salary with benefits as well as additional funding for travel. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy or related field by date of appointment. The selected candidate is expected to start their position no later than October 1st, 2008.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief (~2 pages) description of research interests and accomplishments should arrive by June 1, 2008. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive by the same date. Email submission of all materials, including letters, to Prof. Leonardo Bronfman, Chair, Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Correo Central, Santiago, Chile.

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Added by Kate Brooks on 2008-04-02

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