The University of Western Australia (UWA) node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) invites applications for its PhD program.
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, SAMI), and the latest galaxy formation models run on powerful HPC facilities, such as the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
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 Expression of Interest, which must include a 1-page cover letter indicating PhD project(s) of interest, a detailed C.V. and academic transcripts following the instructions on the application website by March 1, 2018. Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent by this deadline (see application website). Note that this deadline is for international students only. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed; successful candidates will then be supported through the formal UWA application process. Please see the UWA entry and English language requirements at https://study.uwa.edu.au/how-to-apply
ICRAR/UWA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.