[ASA] Swinburne Vacation Studentship Programme 2020

michelle cluver mcluver at swin.edu.au
Fri Aug 28 22:04:28 AEST 2020

Dear Colleagues,

*Please circulate to potentially interested students:*
The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) is currently accepting
applications for Vacation Studentships from enthusiastic university
students, with excellent scholastic records, who are in the last, or second
last, year of their undergraduate or Honours/Masters degree.

With 23 research faculty and more than 60 postdoctoral researchers and PhD
students, CAS is a vibrant, friendly environment for studying most fields
of astronomy. Swinburne astronomers have guaranteed access to the twin Keck
10-m Telescopes in Hawaii - the world's premier optical observatory - and
CAS owns and operates one of Australia's most powerful supercomputers -
Ozstar. We also develop advanced, immersive 3D data visualization
facilities and create 3D animations and movies promoting and explaining
astronomy to the broader community.

In 2020 our Studentship programme will run remotely (i.e. online) and only
be available to students currently enrolled at Australian universities.
Projects are expected to run over 8 weeks, between November and February,
with the timing to be negotiated between the student and their nominated
supervisor. Vacation students are paid a tax-free stipend of $500 per week.

Further information and a list of projects on offer can be found at:

*Applications should include the following:*

- A cover letter (indicating at least two projects of interest from the
- A copy of the applicant's official academic record, including an
explanation of the grading system used;
-  A Curriculum Vitae;
- Any supporting documentation of previous research.

- Applicants should also ask a lecturer or supervisor at their current
university to send a letter of recommendation. This should be sent by the
lecturer/supervisor directly; applicants should not include reference
letters in their own application.

Applications are now being accepted and should be received before September

*Please send application materials to Dr Michelle Cluver
(mcluver at swin.edu.au <mcluver at swin.edu.au>)*.

Best regards,


Dr Michelle Cluver
ARC Future Fellow, Senior Lecturer
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
+61 3 9214 3484
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