AAL is seeking nominations to appoint a new member to the AAL/eROSITA_DE Management Committee, which leads Australia’s science engagement with the eROSITA project.
Applications close on Friday 2 June 2023, 8 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.
A vacancy has become available on the committee and AAL is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers. The term of this appointments is two years. The minimum requirements of the role are participation in quarterly teleconferences (with AAL and eROSITA), however the successful candidate is expected to actively work with AAL to promote the collaboration within the Australian community.
eROSITA is a German X-ray telescope which was launched on the Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma satellite in 2019. Its main scientific goals are to:
eROSITA will survey the X-ray sky and provide a replacement for the ROSAT all-sky survey.
CAASTRO and the German eROSITA consortium signed a memorandum of understanding in 2013 to facilitate collaboration between Australian based astronomers and eROSITA researchers. AAL now has taken over responsibility for this relationship which it manages through the AAL/eROSITA_DE Management Committee. To date, 24 collaborative projects have been approved under the agreement and the focus for the committee is to provide strategic advice on eROSITA matters of interest to the Australian community and to encourage further collaboration between the two communities.
To be considered for the position on the AAL/eROSITA_DE Management Committee, applicants should demonstrate their:
Should you wish to be considered for the AAL/eROSITA_DE Management Committee, please email [email protected] with a maximum three-page application including:
Please do not hesitate to contact Shona Madoc, Program Manager, with any questions regarding this vacant committee position.
AAL is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all interested candidates with relevant expertise and skills.
Applications close on Friday 2 June 2023, 8:00 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.