The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne invites applications from students of any nationality for PhD positions to begin in late 2022 or in 2023. The deadline for expressions of interest (EOIs) is September 30th 2022.
We are currently advertising seven PhD projects that have dedicated funding. The projects cover subjects including gravitational wave discovery, fast radio bursts, pulsar discovery, simulations of stellar populations, and supermassive black holes. More details about these PhD projects can be found here.
CAS provides a vibrant and international academic environment, located in one of the most liveable cities in the world. Our PhD candidates undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of word-leading astronomers. The students working on these projects will also be part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), giving them access to generous travel support and grant opportunities, as well as a community of over 200 gravitational wave researchers.
CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research institutes, with about 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 40 PhD students. Swinburne is one of few universities in the world with guaranteed access to the 10-m W. M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii and hosts the headquarters of OzGrav. Our astronomers and students regularly obtain observing time on the HST, VLT, Magellan, AAT, ASKAP, ATCA, MeerKAT, and Parkes telescopes, search for and study gravitational wave sources with LIGO, have in-house access to state-of-the-art 3D visualisation facilities, and use OzSTAR, the next generation Australian Supercomputer for theoretical astrophysics.
Students have access to internal funding for travel to telescopes, international conferences, and collaborative meetings. Our PhD graduates continue their careers at top astronomy institutions around the world.
Swinburne provides a positive and supportive work environment and comprehensive benefits, including vacation, sick, and parental leave, and thesis publication and relocation cost allowances. Swinburne is committed to the principles of equity, fairness and inclusivity and to a workplace free from discrimination. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality for the seventh year and CAS and OzGrav are the recipients of the Silver Pleiades award for commitment to advancing diversity in astronomy. We value our diverse work environment and welcome applications from all qualified candidates of any background.
Expression of Interest form
List of PhD projects available in this round
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)