The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne invites applications from high-calibre students of any nationality for its PhD program. CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research institutes, with about 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 40 PhD students. Swinburne has guaranteed access to the 10-m Keck telescopes, with our astronomers and students regularly obtaining time at the world's major optical and radio observatories. They also study gravitational wave sources with LIGO, and use OzSTAR, the next generation Australian Supercomputer for theoretical astrophysics.
PhD scholarships include a tax free stipend, starting at approximately $28,000 AUD p.a., receive a tuition waiver, and have access to internal funding for travel to telescopes, international conferences, and collaborative meetings. For details about the program see the associated web links.
The Centre is located in the lively inner city suburb of Hawthorn, only minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne is top ranked for its quality of life and as a destination for working abroad. 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. CAS values its diverse work environment and welcome applications from qualified candidates of any gender, orientation, nationality, and background.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest (see associated web links) is 21 October 2020. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discuss PhD projects with possible supervisors.