The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne invites applications from high-calibre students of any nationality for its Ph.D. program for entry in 2022. CAS is one of Australia's largest and strongest astronomy research institutes, with 25 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 40 Ph.D. students. Swinburne has guaranteed access to the 10-m Keck telescopes. Our astronomers and students regularly obtain time at the world's major optical and radio observatories, study gravitational wave sources with LIGO, and use OzSTAR, the next-generation Australian Supercomputer for theoretical astrophysics.
Ph.D. scholarships include a tax-free stipend, starting at approximately $28,000 AUD p.a., receive a tuition waiver, and have access to internal funding for travel to telescopes, international conferences, and collaborative meetings. For details about the program see the web links.
The Centre is located in the lively inner city suburb of Hawthorn, only minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne is top ranked for its quality of life and as a destination for working abroad. Swinburne provides a positive and supportive work environment and comprehensive benefits, including vacation, sick, and parental leave, and thesis publication and relocation cost allowances. Swinburne is committed to the principles of equity, fairness and inclusivity and to a workplace free from discrimination. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality. CAS values its diverse work environment and welcome applications from qualified candidates of any gender, orientation, nationality, and background.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest (see web links) is 13 September 2021. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discuss PhD projects with possible supervisors.