PhD scholarships in astrophysics at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, UWA

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia
Street Line 1: 
7 Fairway
Western Australia
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) invites applications for its PhD program for commencement by 31 March 2021.

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. ICRAR/UWA researchers play leading roles in programs that exploit state-of-the-art radio telescopes (e.g. ASKAP), exquisite multi-wavelength datasets (e.g. GAMA, DEVILS, SAMI), and the latest galaxy formation models run on powerful HPC facilities, such as the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and other National Computational Infrastructure in Australia. 

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. 

A range of PhD scholarships are available, covering tuition fees, health insurance, living allowance support and research/travel expenses. For details about ICRAR/UWA's PhD program, including eligibility requirements and potential projects, follow the web links below. 

Applicants are requested to submit an application to UWA via its application online system. Your submitted documentation must include full transcript & completion certificates including grading scale; CV; publications; thesis; passport bio page; English language test result and summary of proposed research. For the latter, please have a look at the projects available at ICRAR/UWA (see this link for details). Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent by this deadline to [email protected]. Note that this deadline is for international students only. 

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


Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Claudia Lagos
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia
+61 (8) 6488 3677
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