You must log in or create an account to save University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Location Ōtautahi - Christchurch, Aotearoa - New Zealand 37.5 hours full time per week Fixed Term position Generous annual leave provisions and professional development opportunities Āu Mahi - What Will You Do The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences welcomes opening applications for the Elaine P. Snowden Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, New Zealand. The member will conduct research in their chosen field of astronomy and astrophysics. This may be independent research or in collaboration with others, but a leading role is expected in any research project. Engagement opportunities include access to Ngāi Tahu's Observatory, which hosts the Dark Sky Project; annual Astronomy School for high school students; mentoring undergraduate Snowden Scholars; and undergraduate education and supervisory experience . The starting salary is NZD 85,000 per year. The scholarship also includes $15,000 per year. independent research funding and airfare to New Zealand. Nominal start date is November 1, 2023; flexibility is possible. Mōu - Who Are You The three-year research fellowship is open to all fields of astronomy and astrophysics; applicants must be nearing submission or within 4 years of their PhD. People from historically marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be active researchers in any branch of astronomy or astrophysics, including planetary studies in the solar system and cosmology. You must have support and approval from a continuing SPCS academic member in Astronomy or Astrophysics who, if selected, will act as the candidate's academic mentor. To be successful in this position you will ideally have the following A strong research background strong quantitative and data analysis skills Experience in preparing and delivering quality oral presentations to a wide audience is essential, as well as a broadcast background. a proven ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts to a wide variety of groups or groups, including scientific and non-scientific audiences Ability to work creatively and independently Mahi Ngātahi - Who Will You Work With? School of Physical and Chemical Sciences - Te Kura Matū is one of the largest Schools in the University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. The school stands on a solid foundation built on 150 years of academic tradition. The School has a diverse range of academic, technical and administrative staff from a wide variety of backgrounds who share the common goal of actively seeking innovative solutions to the problems facing New Zealand and the World. The School has a dynamic research community in New Zealand's second largest city. Our research strengths include astro-particle and high energy physics; black holes and cosmology; dark energy and dark matter; exoplanets and planetary systems; galactic archeology; microlensing; Solar System small bodies; star systems and populations; supernovas and transitions; variable and pulsating stars. Major collaborations include Comet Interceptor, DART, 4MOST, GALAH, IceCube, IAU-CPS, KMTNet, LISA, LSST and SALT. We operate UC's Mt John Observatory with four telescopes 1 m with a high-resolution fiber-fed echelle spectrograph, and 1.8 m at 2.2 degrees square. viewer and two 0.6 m. For more information about our team, please visit us at the University of Canterbury - Physical and Chemical Sciences. Ngā Painga or UC - Why UC Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Changemaker. The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the promotion of talent, without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University clearly aims to develop alumni and support staff who care about their communities, are empowered to act for the good, and are committed to making a difference in the world. Our offer flexible working arrangements Supportive work environment Generous annual leave provisions and competitive salary Professional development opportunities A unique study environment on a beautiful campus, access to UC facilities such as a recreation center and Staff club at discounted prices, plus on-site cafes and restaurants, and more For more information, please visit For more information on Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - University of Canterbury, please visit The starting salary for this position is $85,000 Closing date for this position 15 July 2023 Applications will be considered after the closing date. Pēhea te tono mai - How to Apply? Please nominate an advisor in SPCS Astronomy and Astrophysics and discuss your proposed research program with them. Only then submit a cover letter, resume, 2-page research statement linking the plans to this post, contacts for the three referees, and your mentor's statement of support. Applications for this position must be made through our career website. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, but we will be happy to answer any questions you have about the application process, please forward them to For more information on the position, please contact Prof Rudi Marquez-Mazlin to discuss opportunities for this position. Please Note Applications for Research Assistant positions will be considered from candidates who are currently working or in the process of completing a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Postdoctoral Researcher will be applied after successful completion of the doctoral study. The title of Research Assistant will be given before the qualification is awarded. For overseas applicants, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 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