We invite well-qualified students of any nationality to apply to the PhD program at Curtin University's Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) based in Perth, Australia, to work on radio astronomy or radio astronomy engineering. We have a wide range of potential PhD projects to choose from: http://astronomy.curtin.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-program/
CIRA forms one half of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia. Curtin University operates the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), the precursor to the low frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and supports a large research group spanning radio astronomy (galactic, extragalactic), pulsars, accretion physics, studies of the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR), and radio astronomy engineering research including significant participation in developing systems (hardware and software) for the SKA.
Interested applicants are requested to send an Expression of Interest (EoI) to: AppPhD_CIRA@curtin.edu.au
Your EoI must include a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate (and any Masters’) studies along with a 1-2 page statement of your research motivation. You should also note which projects and supervisors you are interested in working with. It is encouraged to speak with potential supervisors before you submit the EoI. Students who have not completed their formal degree studies in English must submit an IELTS transcript that meets the University’s minimum entrance criteria (details here: https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/research/apply/admission-criteria/). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Selection process: All valid EOIs will be assessed after the closing date of 1 July 2019. Selected candidates will be interviewed and successful applicants will then asked to proceed with an application to the Curtin University's scholarship scheme. Applicants must not commence the University application process until they have been passed the interview stage.
CIRA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Perth, WA 1 July 2019.