Radio Astronomy Engineering - Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)

Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time

3 years fixed term, full-time - Teaching & Research (ALA/ALB) position

  • $86,832 - $93,178 (ALA) plus 17% Superannuation
  • $98,059 - $116,369 (ALB) plus 17% Superannuation
  • Reasonable relocation expenses for the successful candidate and their family may be available, subject to negotiation

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) concentrates its research effort into a range of projects in radio astronomy, including aspects of next generation telescopes. The institute has played a leading role in contributing high-impact engineering and science to the international Square Kilometre Array project.

Your new role

We are seeking a new Lecturer or Associate Lecturer, funded by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, to contribute to our research and teaching programs in the field of radio astronomy engineering, working within the Engineering Research group led by Prof David Davidson.  

The main aim of the position will be to work on the interface between engineering and science, calibrating and commissioning low frequency (largely VHF band) radio telescopes.

  • Your role will work primarily within our established research programmes, in particular on SKA1_LOW bridging and Early Production Array activities.
  • You will use your experience with antenna and RF system design, simulation, analysis, and metrology, as well with as the digital back-end, interferometry, calibration and RFI mitigation strategies to provide new insights into new and existing research projects.
  • You will use your in-depth knowledge of Radio Astronomy Engineering to enable and deliver new scientific discoveries, leading to international publications and be widely respected for your collaborative qualities.
  • You will work closely with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervising research projects and contributing to the delivery of appropriate teaching units within the University

This position will be based at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), located on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University. The position will involve liaising with collaborators in the SKA program both in Australia and overseas, and may involve regular travel between these institutes.


CIRA is committed to equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who share these values, including those who have taken career breaks. 

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Perth, Western Australia

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