Research Fellow

Alexander Heger

Monash Centre for Astrophysics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Monash University, VIC 3800

We invite applications for a Research Fellowship in the wider field of stellar evolution and nuclear astrophysics with Prof. Alexander Heger at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

The successful candidate should have experience in theoretical or numerical modelling in nuclear astrophysics in one or several of the following fields: formation and evolution of massive or very massive stars, supernovae, binary stars, stellar rotation and magnetic fields, gamma-ray burst and other transients and outbursts, galactic chemical evolution, first stars (formation and evolution), or Type I X-ray burst and superbursts.

MoCA has very active research groups in Stellar Interiors and Nucleosynthesis (SINs - Lattanzio, Lugaro, Heger, Campbell, Mueller), High-energy Astrophysics (Galloway, Levin, Donea, Heger, Price, Mueller, Lazendic-Galloway), Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and MHD (Monaghan; Price - star formation), Galaxy Evolution (Bown), Numerical General Relativity, and solar physics, amongst others (see The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year contingent upon satisfactory performance, at level A or B depending on experience (A$64.175 - A$108.788 pa including 9.25% employer superannuation). Commencement date should be on or before Oct. 1, 2014

The application needs to be submitted online at by Jan 31, 2013 (AEDT). For the full job ad and application instructions please visit




Deadline: Jan 31, 2014 (COB AEDT)