[ASA] Macquarie AAO and MQAAAstro Vacation Scholarship Program

Andrew Hopkins andrew.hopkins at mq.edu.au
Wed Aug 31 11:09:12 AEST 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Macquarie University through AAO-MQ and the MQAAAstro Research Centre provides opportunities for undergraduate students completing their 2nd or 3rd year in 2022 to participate in research projects in the areas of:
- Astronomy research both in theory and observations
- Technology research
- Instrumentation control software
- Data processing and analysis software and algorithms
- Instrumentation simulations and computing
- Data services development

Students will spend 8-12 weeks (flexibly agreed between supervisor and student) in the period Dec 2022 - Feb 2023 working at Macquarie University in Sydney on research projects under the supervision of AAO-MQ and MQAAAstro staff astronomers, data and software scientists, and engineers.
We support flexible working arrangements, and these can be discussed and agreed between students and supervisors.
We encourage applications from disadvantaged and under-represented groups.
We value diversity and provide an inclusive environment to ensure that all are valued and supported to develop and flourish.

Please encourage your undergraduate students to apply.

The deadline for applications is:

*** 23 September 2022 ***

The scholarship is A$700 per week.

How to Apply

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to the Vacation Scholarship coordinator Prof. Andrew Hopkins at andrew.hopkins at mq.edu.au<mailto:andrew.hopkins at mq.edu.au>. Please send your application as a single Word or PDF document. The application should include the following:

- Full name and contact address (it is essential to include an e-mail address).
- Full details of university studies, including a transcript of academic record.
- Names and e-mail addresses of TWO academic referees who have been asked to e-mail letters to Prof. Hopkins by the application deadline, outlining the applicant's suitability for this scholarship program. We do not chase up late referees, and missing references can hinder your chances of selection.
- A one page statement giving the applicant's reasons for applying and their interests in Astronomy/Data Science/Instrumentation. If you have
prior research experience, computing skills, or other skills associated with astronomy or research, please emphasise these.
- A short resume (2-3 pages).

Please contact Andrew Hopkins with any queries about the program or the application process.

Andrew Hopkins
Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Professor of Astronomy
Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University
105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia
+61 2 9372 4849

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