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PhD Opportunities in Astronomy & Radio Astronomy Engineering at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Curtin University node

The ICRAR node at Curtin University, Perth, invites applications to its PhD program from well-qualified students of any nationality.

The University’s annual scholarship application round for studies to commence in 2020 will open mid 2019. These scholarships will attract a tax-free stipend (2018 rates were AUD$27,082 p.a.) and a waiver of tuition fees.  For details of the ICRAR-Curtin University node PhD research projects on offer please see this page.

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university and is engaged in a broad portfolio of teaching and research activities.  The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy is Curtin University’s astronomy research group and forms one half of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Joint Venture with The University of Western Australia. Curtin University operates the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA – a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array) and, supports a large research group spanning radio astronomy (galactic, extragalactic), pulsars, accretion physics, studies of the EoR, and radio astronomy engineering development, which includes work on antennas and the RF front end, the digital back end, and calibration and imaging.

Interested applicants are requested to send their Expression of Interest (EoI) for one or more projects selected from those available . Please email Dr Nick Seymour a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate (and Masters’) studies along with a 1-2 page statement of your research motivation, indicating which project(s) are of interest.  Students who have not completed their formal degree studies in English must submit an IELTS transcript which meets the University’s minimum entrance criteria.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All EoIs will be assessed after the closing date (to be announced) and selected candidates will be interviewed and if successful proceed to develop a fuller research plan suitable for the University application process. All applicants are advised to review Curtin’s full entry requirements and PhD procedures. Applicants must not commence the University application process until they have been formally notified of the acceptance of their EoI and have developed the necessary research plan.

ICRAR-Curtin is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Closing date for applications in 2019 will be announced in coming months.