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- Support the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope operations
- Help test ASKAP software on Pawsey's new Setonix supercomputer
- Flexible role based on the east or west coast of Australia
The Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope (ASKAP) is CSIRO's latest telescope, featuring wide-field imaging capabilities enabled by CSIRO's phased-array feed receivers. ASKAP relies on high-performance computing at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey) to make the large images, catalogues and other data products essential for the cutting-edge research undertaken by astronomers. The Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is operated by CSIRO and includes ASKAP, the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Parkes Murriyang Telescope.
ASKAP observations are processed at Pawsey using a workflow called the ASKAP Pipeline which performs all the calibration, imaging and analysis required. As the ASKAP Data Specialist, ATNF Science, you will play a key role in managing and running these pipelines for ASKAP operations. Working closely with colleagues and collaborators, you will ensure that observations are processed promptly and meet science requirements. You will also contribute to software development and to the testing and commissioning of the ASKAP software on Pawsey's new Setonix supercomputer. As ASKAP moves towards full survey operations, timely and accurate processing of observations will become more critical to ensure ASKAP's success.
CSIRO’s Space and Astronomy business unit is committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. This role is offered on a full-time, part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) or, if circumstances permit, job-share basis. Note: Visa sponsorship may not be available for part-time appointments.