CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Radio Astronomy Techniques for Space Situational Awareness

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Melbourne, Australia

Job posting number: #7063015 (Ref:64478)

Posted: January 12, 2020

Application Deadline: February 16, 2020

Job Description

64478 - CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Radio Astronomy Techniques for Space Situational Awareness

• Do you have an interest in Radio Astronomy?
• Use your skills to track objects in and crossing earths orbit.
• Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radio Astronomy Techniques for Space Situational Awareness.

As the successful candidate, you will explore new algorithms for identification, characterisation and tracking of objects in earth orbit (low up to high earth orbit) and objects crossing earth orbit (near earth objects such as asteroids). You will demonstrate the algorithms using data collected from existing radio astronomy instruments, or instruments developed to demonstrate space situational awareness.

Your duties will include:
• Demonstrate the capability to identify and characterise objects in earth orbit using existing techniques and CSIRO radio telescopes.
• Develop algorithms to identify and characterise objects in earth orbit with measurable improvement in sensitivity to enable smaller objects to be identified and tracked.
• Demonstrate improvement in sensitivity on concept demonstrator or existing radio telescope.
• Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.

Location: Marsfield NSW preferred. Perth WA may be considered.
Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 64478

To be considered you will need:
• A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as physics, astrophysics or electrical engineering.
• Knowledge of radio systems, radar systems or radio astronomy instrumentation.
• Demonstrated experience with computer programming and/or scripting, in languages such as matlab or python.
• A record of impact from effective collaborations with researchers in other organisations.
• High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Owing to the terms of the fellowship, candidates must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

For more information about this role please view the Position Description at https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers

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Applications Close
16th February 2020 at 11:59pm AEST

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