Call for Applications

Australia’s University of Southern Queensland is a top 100 Young University Rankings multi-campus institution whose flagship top rated astronomical and space sciences research is supported by the Centre for Astrophysics within the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences. Please see the list of current opportunities below to work for our department.

PhD Positions

The Centre for Astrophysics at University of Southern Queensland is seeking applications for a fully-funded scholarship full-time on campus PhD position, to begin between 2022 November and 2023 February (flexible).  The stipend totals $32,000 AUD per year for 3 years, plus an allowance for computing and travel.  Details on the PhD process can be found on our study page under the PhD tab.

For this special call, the position is funded by UniSQ through start-up funds associated with Dr. Simon Murphy’s Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.

Shared Skies Partnership

HDR Project

The student will be expected to work on modelling the pulsations of intermediate-mass stars. The role will be focussed around:

  1. Data analysis
  2. Computational experimental design in an astrophysical context
  3. Opportunities to plan and analyse astrophysical observations

Photo: The globular cluster Terzan 2 in the constellation Scorpio by ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Cohen

Interested candidates should send a CV and contact details for one reference to Dr Simon Murphy by August 24th for full consideration. UniSQ is committed to enhancing diversity in astrophysics, and we particularly welcome applicants from women and traditionally under-represented groups.
To learn more about the stellar research in the Centre for Astrophysics, please visit our research page.