The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne invites applications from undergraduate and masters students for funded PhD positions to begin in 2019. CAS provides a vibrant and international academic environment, located in one of the most liveable cities in the world.
PhD candidates will undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of word-leading astronomers. PhD projects cover a variety of subjects including galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, stars and planets, scientific computing & visualisation and time-domain astrophysics. Resources include observations with the Hubble Space Telescope, the 10-m W.M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii, the 8-m Very Large Telescopes in Chile and supercomputing facilities. Students have access to internal funding to support travel to telescopes, international conferences and collaborative meetings. Our PhD graduates continue their careers at top astronomy institutions around the world.
Applications are due on October 23, 2019. Instructions are available at http://www.astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/PhDEoI/.
The positions are open to candidates from all nationalities. More information about the PhD program at CAS can be found at http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/postgradstudy.html, including a list of projects with guaranteed funding http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/phdprojects.html.
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing:
The Centre is one of Australia's largest astronomy research institutes, hosting about 20 faculty, 20 post-doctoral researchers and 35 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 the Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). Our astronomers regularly obtain/Users/ivo/Documents/Astro/SWIN/phd/19.add/AAS_swinburne_PhD.txt observing time on the HST, VLT, Magellan, AAT, ATCA and Parkes telescopes and have in-house access to OzSTAR, the next generation Australian Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics with petaflops performance and state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities. The Centre is located in Melbourne, in the diverse inner city suburb of Hawthorn.
Living in Melbourne:
Melbourne is cosmopolitan city with a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. Buzzing inner city neighbourhoods offer a diverse range of nightlife, restaurants, entertainment and culture, while featuring numerous parks and open spaces and excellent public transportation. Melbourne is top ranked for its quality of life and as a destination for working abroad. Mountains, ocean and wildlife are nearby.
Application Deadline Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants
Application Website - Expression of Interest form http://www.astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/PhDEoI/
PhD program at CAS - http://www.astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/postgradstudy.html#howtoapply
CAS Swinburne website - http://astronomy.swin.edu.au
Apply to Job
Attention To: PhD Selection Committee
URL: Expression of Interest form http://www.astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/PhDEoI/
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: Dr. Edward Taylor
Subject: Question about PhD graduate program