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Position Available - OCE Postdoc, Interference Mitigation with Phased Array Feeds (Marsfield, Sydney)

* An excellent early career research opportunity
* Undertake innovative research in radio astronomy and antenna-array processing
* Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation - and make a difference

The Position:

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowships. Successful applicants will work with leaders in the field of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities.

A prestigious OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Interference Mitigation for Astronomy with Phased Array Feeds” is available within a lively research environment in CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Sydney.

You will work with an inspiring team of engineers and scientists who are delivering the 36-dish Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) in Western Australia. ASKAP will be the world’s fastest and most data intensive radio telescope array for making wide-field surveys of the sky between 0.7 GHz and 1.8 GHz.

Your research will develop interference mitigation techniques that could transform the way radio astronomy is carried out worldwide. You will record man-made radio frequency interference (RFI) with new phased array feed (PAF) receivers and develop new techniques to cancel it from astronomical observations using real-time signal processing and supercomputing. Your results, which you will be expected to communicate through journal articles, conference papers, presentations, patents and technical reports, may significantly improve the efficiency of radio telescopes and could impact broader applications of antenna arrays including medical imaging, remote sensing, radar, and satellite tracking.

The position comes with a generous discretionary research allowance, and includes assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance where necessary. An independent mentor will help you get the most out of your time at CSIRO, maximise your impact in the international community, and plan for a successful research career.

Location: Marsfield, Sydney, Australia
Salary: AUD81K - AUD88K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: NSW13/01591

Requirements of the successful candidate will include:

A PhD (or will shortly complete the requirements of) in electrical/electronic engineering, radio astronomy, or a closely related discipline.
Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in antenna-array signal processing as well as strong simulation and experimental data analysis skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate research results through journal publications and conference presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team and also to work independently under minimal supervision while contributing to overall team performance.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

Applications close on the 31st May 2013 (at 11:30 AEST).

Position Details NSW13/01591 at

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