Postdoctoral Fellow at Australian National University

A new opening postdoctoral position in earth sciences is available at Australian National University, Australia. This position is available for 3 years in the first instance. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2018.

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University invites applications for 1-2 postdoctoral fellows to work with Professor Mark Krumholz’s research group in the area of the interstellar medium, star formation, and galactic structure. Theorists, simulators, and observers are all invited to apply.

The positions are for 3 years, with a flexible starting date between March and December 2019. Applicants should have completed a PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in astronomy, physics, or a closely related area prior to commencing.

Applicants will have a choice of possible projects, and will help define the direction of the project along with other members of the research group. Some possible projects are as follows:

RSAA is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace. Female applicants and applicants from underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a level A4 position, with a salary (as of July 2019) of AU$92,015. ANU offers a competitive benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible and family-friendly working arrangements, a dual career hiring policy, and generous superannuation and salary packaging arrangements including access to child care.

For more information, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Mark Krumholz

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Science covers all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry. Scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world, integrating high level research and educational excellence.

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

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