[ASA] Swinburne Vacation Studentship Program 2021

Nikole Nielsen nikolenielsen at swin.edu.au
Tue Aug 31 18:12:30 AEST 2021

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 40 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 3-D animations and movies promoting and explaining astronomy to the broader community.

In 2021 this programme will run remotely (unless on-campus activities are permitted in line with government directives) and will be available to students currently enrolled at Australian universities. Students from Victorian Universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/rso1CyojxQTrl2DmlSZa5AK?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au

Applications should include the following:

- A cover letter (indicating at least two projects of interest from the list);
- A copy of your official academic record, including an explanation of the grading system used;
- Your Curriculum Vitae;
- Proof of enrolment at an Australian University;
- Any supporting documentation of previous research.

- Applicants should also ask a lecturer or supervisor at their current university to send a letter of recommendation by the due date. 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 17.

Applications and reference letters should be emailed to Dr Nikki Nielsen (nikolenielsen at swin.edu.au) with the above information attached (preferably as PDF documents).

Best regards,

Dr. Nikole M. Nielsen
ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Swinburne University of Technology
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