Lecturer- FRB Research

at Curtin University

Lecturer – FRB Research

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

3 years fixed term $99,530 – 118,115 (ALB) plus 17% superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) concentrates its research effort into a range of projects in radio astronomy, including aspects of next generation telescopes. The institute has played a leading role in contributing high-impact engineering and science to the international Square Kilometre Array project.

CIRA comprises one half of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Joint Venture with The University of Western Australia, as well as being a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO-3D).

Your new role

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy is seeking a lecturer to join the Fast Radio Burst research team and become an active member of the CRAFT (Commensal Real-time ASKAP Fast Transients) collaboration. The role involves contributing strongly to the acquisition and interpretation of high time resolution interferometric data obtained by ASKAP and possibly the MWA.

Augment the scientific return from CRAFT by interacting with other Curtin University staff members in any or all of the following areas: the interpretation of FRB survey results, the pursuit of multi-messenger follow-up of FRB detections, the statistical interpretation of burst statistics, the prosecution of cosmological studies involving FRBs, and examination of the burst host galaxies. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the peer-reviewed publication output of the group, take advantage of grant opportunities, and engage in a moderate degree of teaching or demand-driven research (of order 20%).


• Deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students. • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing reflective improvement in teaching. • Conduct tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio sessions, as appropriate, which stimulate and foster student learning. • Mark and assess student work. • Contribute to curriculum innovation and content design. • Prepare and deliver substantial components of courses/units in collaboration with other colleagues. • Act as a unit coordinator. • Participate in teaching and learning external grant submissions. • Supervise the program of study of honours students or postgraduate students engaged in coursework. • Keep abreast of current discipline theory and practice. • Undertake a range of administrative functions connected with the subjects taught.


• Undertake nationally competitive and high quality research in discipline/field. • Develop a coherent programme of research (to be agreed through WPPR process). • Participate in and act as co or chief investigator in applications for competitive funding. • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences • Publish/exhibit in high quality refereed journals/outlets in manner consistent with disciplinary practice. • Provide effective supervision or research honours, research masters, and research doctoral students. • Aspire to be recognised nationally for research in the field. • Undertake administrative functions associated with research activities.

What we offer you

Working at CIRA, Curtin University will offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, salary-packaging arrangements including childcare, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements.

What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond to the elements and requirements of the role, as they are outlined in the position description, providing examples that demonstrate your understanding of our needs and capacity to fulfil them. Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

Application Close: 5pm AWST, Friday 15th November 2019

Curtin University has a bold vision to be one of the leading institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Curtin is now entering an exciting phase as it focuses on further building its research capacity, and improving its already strong reputation for innovation in learning and teaching.

To learn more about us visit the below websites:

www.astronomy.curtin.edu.au www.icrar.org www.mwatelescope.org www.skatelescope.org

To access the Position Description follow: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/sender/?s=download&token=e7377858-de8d-48d2-8c4e-1d38eb019b2c

Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.

How to Apply for this job

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact: Associate Professor Jean-Pierre Macquart Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy Email: curtincareers@curtin.edu.au Please do not send your resume direct to the above contact.

Perth Western Australia Australia

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