PhD Scholarships in Observational, Computational & Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Swinburne University of Technology
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
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Mail H29, PO Box 218
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) invites applications for its PhD program and scholarships from high-calibre students of any nationality.

With around 20 research faculty, 20 postdocs and 30 graduate students from two dozen different countries, CAS offers a vibrant, research-focussed and friendly atmosphere where students help conduct - and learn how to lead - cutting-edge research in all areas of astronomy.

CAS has a collaborative agreement with Caltech guaranteeing up to 15 nights per year on the 10-m Keck Telescopes (Hawaii).  CAS also hosts one of Australia's most powerful supercomputers, together with Centres of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery and Astrophysics in 3D.

A range of PhD scholarships are available with tax-free stipends starting at AUD$26,682 p.a. with tuition fees waived.  PhD students may access research funds to cover travel and other research expenses (e.g. conferences, telescope observing etc.).

Swinburne's Hawthorn campus is situated in a lively, urban setting just minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre.  Melbourne, Australia's second-most populous city (4 million), is renowned for its cafes, galleries, festivals, city parks, sports venues and teams.

CAS is committed to promoting a positive workplace culture which embraces diversity, and providing a supportive and equitable environment for all staff and students.

For details about CAS's PhD program, including eligibility requirements, available supervisors, PhD topics and how to apply, please see the associated web links.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest (via online form - see web links) is January 30, 2018. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discuss PhD projects with possible supervisors.

Included Benefits: 

Relocation allowance to Melbourne, Australia.  Thesis publication allowance.  Standard 4-week p.a. annual holiday leave plus sick leave (including carer leave), paid maternity (12 weeks) and partner leave entitlements. See for entitlements and different scholarships available.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Chris Blake
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