PhD position at University of Western Australia

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Western Australia
Department Name: 
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
City: 
Crawley, Perth
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Zip/Postal: 
6009
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) invites applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship to work with Professor Simon Driver as part of the Hubble Space Telescope SKY-SURF project.

The SKY-SURF project will use data from the Hubble Space Telescope to measure and model the radiation incident on the Earth from the Cosmos. This energy has been generated by the galaxy population over the entire history of the Universe and its accurate measurement will be used to build a model of energy production in the Universe over all time.

The SKY-SURF project is a collaborative effort between Australian and US institutions including Arizona State University (lead-node), the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, and NASA. Additional goals of the project are to improve our understanding of Zodiacal Light and Diffuse Glactic Light, as well as improve our measurement and modelling of the Extra-galactic Background Light from x-ray to radio wavelengths.

ICRAR is one of Australia’s top astronomical research institutes. Established in 2009 as a high profile equal joint venture between Curtin University and UWA, ICRAR is a leading organization in the international Square Kilometre Array project.

ICRAR/UWA hosts a vibrant and friendly research environment where PhD students carry out cutting-edge projects in observational and theoretical astrophysics, often including work in "Big Data" methodologies and technologies. 

Situated on the Swan River, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Its open courtyards lush and verdant, are a place to study and relax, taking advantage of Perth’s beautiful climate.

ICRAR/UWA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates of any nationality.

Applications should have an undergraduate degree which includes Astronomy, and should provide a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to Prof Simon Driver by the 3rd of June.

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$20000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The PhD award includes reasonable relocation costs, stipend (A$30k per annum for 3 years and extendable to 3.5), a laptop, and travel to national and international meetings.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Simon Driver
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Western Australia
Department Name: 
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
City: 
Crawley, Perth
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Zip/Postal Code: 
6009
Country: 
Australia
Email: 
simon.driver@uwa.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Simon Driver
Subject: 
PhD at UWA
Email: 
simon.driver@uwa.edu.au