Postdoctoral Researcher in Fast Radio Bursts job with SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Postdoctoral Research Service at Swinburne University
  • 2 full, fixed term positions at our Hawthorn campus
  • Education level A salary + 17% superannuation

About Services

Swinburne University of Technology’s Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Fast Radio Bursts to join their team.

Under the guidance of A/Prof. Ryan Shannon and others, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to use state of the art radio frequency data to conduct their research. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and to leverage the knowledge and skills of external partners.

About you

To qualify for this role, you will need to have experience with the following accounting records:

  • Advanced knowledge of advanced computer languages ​​(e.g., Python, C, C++, cuda) in a Unix environment
  • The good news of radio has exploded in the sky
  • Demonstrated high impact writing ability
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and advanced computing


  • A doctoral degree earned in neutron stars, fast radio waves, or computational astrophysics, or a closely related data science field where high-level computing and statistics are important.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws on our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as an example of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to the university’s unique philosophy of education and research, to:

  • Everyone who studies at Swinburne gains work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets technical solutions
  • Swinburne is an example of universal best practice

The achievement of our 2025 launch depends on our ability to work together, always, as the Swinburne Team.


Please submit your CV and cover letter stating your qualifications for this position.

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Applications close: Saturday 31st December 2022, 5pm

Swinburne offers flexible work options, holiday and childcare/carer policies to support work-life balance.

Equality and diversity

Swinburne is a large and multicultural organization and we are proud of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion through core initiatives. For more information about all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all of our job applicants. If you have access or support required please contact [email protected]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information about our Indigenous initiatives, please follow the link to the RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

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