PhD Opportunities in Astronomy & Radio Astronomy Engineering at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Curtin University node

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Curtin University
City: 
Bentley
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

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.

Please note this is a two stage process:

  1. Review the projects listed here. Prospective students should contact potential supervisors by 15th August 2020 with a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate (and Masters’) studies and a paragraph on why they are interested in that project. Unfilled projects will remain open until the scholarship deadline in step 2. 
  2. Once confirmed as the preferred choice for a given project by a supervisor, students may proceed with the scholarship application. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Research Training Programme (RTP) scholarship may be found here. The deadline for the scholarship application is 1st September 2020.

CIRA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. 

Included Benefits: 

Total value of the annual scholarships (stipend and fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a.

Curtin PhD Stipends are valued at $28,092 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years.

Successful applicants will receive a 100% Fee offset.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Nick Seymour
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
Curtin University
Department Name: 
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Building 610, 1 Turner Avenue
City: 
Bentley
State/Province: 
Western Australia
Zip/Postal Code: 
6012
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
+61892669899
Email: 
AppPhD_CIRA@curtin.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Nick Seymour
Subject: 
CIRA RTP Scholaship 2020
Email: 
AppPhD_CIRA@curtin.edu.au