[ASA] Expressions of interest for Ph.D. scholarships in astrophysics at CAS, Swinburne University of Technology

Ryan Shannon rshannon at swin.edu.au
Fri Sep 2 09:14:24 AEST 2022

Dear colleagues,

I would be grateful if you would forward this call for PhD applications on your domestic and New Zealand networks.

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne invites expressions of interest (EOIs) from students for potential PhD scholarships to commence in 2023. These expressions of interest are for Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents to study through the Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS).  The deadline for expressions of interest is September 30, 2022.

CAS provides a vibrant and international academic environment, located in one of the most liveable cities in the world. Our PhD candidates<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/4LdZCYW8Noc3Qxxmvh07rMw?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au> undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of word-leading astronomers. PhD projects cover a range of subjects, including galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, stars and planets, scientific computing and visualisation, and time-domain astrophysics. A list of potential PhD topics can be found here.<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/e-IWCZY1NqiMENNAwhjaRmd?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au>

CAS is one of Australia's largest astronomy research institutes, with approximately 20 faculty, 20 postdoctoral researchers, and 50 PhD students. Swinburne is one of few universities in the world with guaranteed access to the 10-m W. M. Keck telescopes in Hawaii and hosts the headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). Our astronomers and students regularly obtain observing time on the HST, VLT, Magellan, AAT, ASKAP, ATCA, MeerKAT, and Parkes telescopes, search for and study gravitational wave sources with LIGO, have in-house access to state-of-the-art 3D visualization facilities, and use OzSTAR, the next generation Australian Supercomputer for theoretical astrophysics.

Students have access to internal funding for travel to telescopes, international conferences, and collaborative meetings. Our PhD graduates continue their careers at top astronomy institutions around the world.

The Centre is located in the lively inner-city suburb of Hawthorn, only minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. Buzzing inner city neighbourhoods are renowned for their cafes, restaurants, galleries, and festivals, while featuring numerous parks and open spaces. Mountains, ocean, and wildlife are nearby. 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 for the seventh year and CAS has been the recipient of the Silver Pleiades award for its commitment to advancing women in astronomy. We value our diverse work environment and welcome applications from qualified candidates of any gender, orientation, nationality, and background.

Please contact Ryan Shannon (rshannon at swin.edu.au) for further information about the program and the expressions of interest submission process.

Related URLs:

Potential PhD Projects<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/tp_sC1WLPxcp1YYx0Sp1_D0?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au>

Application Website - Expression of Interest<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Rya0C2xMQzikvwwW4h2rsGK?domain=swinburne.edu.au>

More information about the PhD program at CAS<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/EenSC3QNPBimwQQoPcQ1yty?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au>

Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Q_Y8C4QOPEiJy11EnUMJBob?domain=astronomy.swin.edu.au>

A.Prof. Ryan Shannon

ARC Future Fellow

Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing

Swinburne University of Technology
rshannon at swin.edu.au

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