Call for nominations to the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) Council
Applications close 5PM AEDT Monday 20th March 2017
Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers to represent Australia at meetings of the CTAO Council.
AAL currently sends an observer to meetings of the CTAO Council. AAL is seeking to become a member of CTAO which would entitle AAL to nominate an individual to the CTAO Council.
AAL welcomes written applications from astronomers who are interested in acting as AAL’s observer/nomination to the CTAO Council. The successful applicant will be expected to work with the CTA-Australia Consortium and AAL to understand Australian perspectives on, and represent Australian interests in, the CTA project. Applicants must be an Australian-based astronomer with an active and successful research career of relevance to the CTA. Significant experience serving on committees, involvement with international projects, and a demonstrated ability to consult widely with Australian-based astronomers, would also be highly relevant.
The CTAO Council representative will be appointed for a one-year term, commencing April 2017, with the possibility of renewal. The CTAO Council meets approximately three times per year, overseas. AAL will fund travel expenses associated with attending these meetings. CTAO Council members are not remunerated for their service.
The next meeting of the CTAO Council will be held in July 2017.
About CTA: The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very-high energies. With more than 100 telescopes located in the northern and southern hemispheres, CTA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory. Australia’s role in this project includes the design of observing procedures, analysis and key science projects in large-scale surveys. The project has to date attracted over 1000 scientists in over 30 countries. The CTA-Australia consortium comprises six institutions, led by the University of Adelaide. The CTA received funds as part of the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
- a brief CV,
- your relevant expertise,
- any relevant conflicts of interest.
AAL encourages applications from everyone with the appropriate expertise and skills. AAL has a target of at least 25% female participation across its elected and appointed positions on its Board, committees and working groups.
Applications close Mon 20th March 2017, 5PM AEDT.