Research Fellow in Optical Astronomy

Monash University Faculty of Science

Research Fellow - Optical Astronomy

Job No.: 628239

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,205 - $97,995 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity & inclusion, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science at Monash University has a strong research reputation. The Faculty’s research spans the theoretical to the applied, contributes to new knowledge and technologies, and challenges how we interact with the world. Within the Faculty is the School of Physics and Astronomy, we aim to position ourselves as one of the top physics and astronomy research and teaching departments in Australia. We are committed to teaching and research of the highest quality in astronomy, astrophysics, experimental physics, and theoretical physics. We are also strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness.

Reporting to a senior academic, the Research Fellow will collaborate with other academics carry out research on electromagnetic observations as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-Way Discovery (OzGrav). OzGrav is a $40M Centre of Excellence funded by the ARC starting in 2017. The mission is to capitalize on the historic first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped spacetime.

About You

As the successful candidate you will have doctoral qualification (awarded or near completion) in Astrophysics with experience in time-domain optical astronomy (or closely allied field).

You will be expected to collaborate with OzGrav members at other partner universities, publish papers in high-impact journals, present results in major conferences and collaboration meeting, and assist to supervise students.

If you are ready to join a world top 100 University and enhance your career, then we strongly encourage you to apply!

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".

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer. Further information concerning vaccination requirements and the obligations on Monash University to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees is available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, please select COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.


Associate Professor Duncan Galloway, School of Physics and Astronomy,

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow

Closing Date

Monday 31 January 2022, 11:55pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from 23 December 2021 until 3 January 2022 inclusive.