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

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Curtin University
Department Name: 
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
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. In support of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), this program focuses on radio astronomy or radio astronomy engineering. We have a wide range of potential PhD projects to choose from (nominally three years with a possible six-month extension).

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. After the launch of the SKA Observatory last year as an intergovernmental organisation, construction is anticipated to begin later this year. 

Please note that there are two Curtin scholarships open to all students (both international and domestic) and 17 Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships for domestic (Australia and New Zealand) students only. The application process for these scholarships follows a two stage process:

  1. Review the projects listed here. Prospective students should submit an Expression of Interest for a given project by following the APPLY HERE link beside each project. Students are encouraged to contact the potential supervisor beforehand to find out more about the projects. These must be submitted by Thursday 18th August 2022.
  2. If a student is notified that they are the preferred choice for a given project by the supervisor, the student may proceed with the full scholarship application. The deadline for this is Wednesday 31st August 2022

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

Included Benefits: 

The annual scholarship package (stipend and tuition fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a.

Successful HDR applicants for admission will receive a 100% fee offset for up to 4 years, stipend scholarships, valued at $28,854 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years, are determined via a competitive selection process.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Dr Nick Seymour
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