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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Identified Female only recruitment

Apply now Job no: 545665
Work type: Tenure Track
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level C

Classification: Academic Level B/C
Salary package: $103,841 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Tenure-track

  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Generous parental leave entitlements (26 weeks paid leave and 6 weeks career re-entry assistance)  
  • Childcare facilities on campus
  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions and variety of salary packaging options
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities

The Area

The ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics undertakes a world-leading role for Australia in the science and technology of gravitational wave discoveries. The centre strategically unifies the ongoing research at ANU Research School of Physics and ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. CGA hosts the ANU Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav), and conducts research on high precision laser interferometry for gravitational wave detection and other applications.

CGA is a team of experimental and theoretical physicists, engineers, and astronomers who work collegially towards their shared goal of advancing gravitational wave astrophysics research and translating the science and technology to a wide range of high-precision measurement applications. We thrive on learning and advancing together. We value equity and diversity and implement action-oriented strategies toward fostering an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and respectful culture in our workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work and flourish.

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The Position

CGA is seeking to appoint an experimental physicist in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection techniques for LIGO and third-generation gravitational wave detectors such as NEMO and Cosmic Explorer. This position is at level B/C equivalent of the US tenure-track Assistant Professor.

The Person

The successful candidates should have a PhD in gravitational wave instrumentation. Desirable skills are optical interferometry for current and future ground-based gravitational wave detectors, quantum and non-linear optics and development of squeezed light sources for applications in gravitational wave detection. Experience in science outreach and teaching is highly regarded.

*The ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the centre including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in the Physics and Astrophysics disciplines.  As part of this initiative, the Centre is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening this position to female applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the area of gravitational wave astrophysics. It is intended to constitute a special measure aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

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For more information about the position please contact Distinguished Professor David McClelland on T: +61 (0) 2 6125 9888 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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