Call for nominations to the MWA Board

One of the 256 groups of antenna tiles within the MWA radio telescope, photographed at night in front of the breakaways at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara. Credit: ICRAR/Pete Wheeler

AAL, on behalf of the Australian Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Partners, is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers to represent Australia on the MWA Board.

The MWA is a low-frequency radio telescope located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. The MWA has been developed by an international collaboration, which now includes partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Japan and China. MWA has been funded from partner contributions and national funding agencies, including the Australian Government’s Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Australia currently has four positions on the MWA Board, with one position to be filled through this open call for nominations. The successful applicant will be expected to work with the Australian MWA Partners and AAL to represent Australian interests in the MWA project. 

Applications close at 8:00 am AEST on Monday, 25th September 2023.

The successful applicant must be an Australian-based astronomer with an active and successful research career of direct relevance to the MWA. The successful applicant should have demonstrated ability to represent the interests of the broad Australian astronomy community. Experience serving on groups such as Boards and advisory committees, and previous involvement with international projects, would also be highly relevant. See further detail via the full position advertisement here

The term of this appointment is two years from 1 January 2024. MWA Board meetings are held twice per year, with other conference calls scheduled as required. AAL will fund reasonable travel expenses associated with attending in-person meetings.

If you consider yourself well placed to contribute to the MWA Board via your expertise, ideas, and experience, please email [email protected] with a maximum three-page application that includes:

  • A covering letter describing your relevant expertise
  • A brief CV
  • Any relevant conflicts of interest.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, AAL Program Manager with any questions regarding the position. 

AAL is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from anyone with the appropriate expertise and skill level.

Applications close at 8:00 am AEST on Monday, 25th September 2023.

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