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PhD positions in astrophysics at Swinburne University

Aug 30, 2022

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University in Melbourne is currently advertising seven PhD projects that have dedicated funding. The projects cover subjects including gravitational wave discovery, fast radio bursts, pulsar discovery, simulations of stellar populations, and supermassive black holes.

To apply for one of these PhD positions, submit this Expression of Interest (EOI) form by September 30th 2022. Swinburne University welcomes applications from domestic and international students for PhD positions to begin in late 2022 or in 2023.

Note that CAS/Swinburne will soon be advertising another round of PhD projects for domestic students only.

CAS provides a vibrant and international academic environment, located in one of the most liveable cities in the world. Our PhD candidates undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of word-leading astronomers. The students working on these projects will also be part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), giving them access to generous travel support and grant opportunities, as well as a community of over 200 gravitational wave researchers.

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.

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 and OzGrav are the recipients of the Silver Pleiades award for commitment to advancing diversity in astronomy. We value our diverse work environment and welcome applications from all qualified candidates of any background.

Please contact Dr Yeshe Fenner or the project supervisors with questions.
Dr Yeshe Fenner, PhD | Chief Operating Officer
ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)
Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology
Swinburne University of Technology | CRICOS number 00111D
PO Box 218 Hawthorn Vic 3122

More details about these PhD projects can be found here: