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Job Advertisement: Closing Date 29th May 2009

PhD Studentships at Macquarie University

The rapidly expanding Astronomy Group at Macquarie University now 
invites applications for seven PhD scholarships on a variety of research 
topics, including planetary nebulae, massive black holes, binary stars, 
galactic archaeology, dwarf galaxies, astronomical 
instrumentation/photonics and astronomy/science education.

Successful applicants will be supervised within the Astronomy and 
Astrophysics Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE) and the 
Photonics CORE at Macquarie, whose faculty includes Orsola De Marco, Jon 
Lawrence, Quentin Parker, Mark Wardle, and Daniel Zucker.
(see http://www.astronomy.mq.edu.au/ )

Macquarie University is a dynamic research and teaching institution 
located on a park-like campus in Sydney, Australia, a lively, 
culturally-diverse city with a warm climate and a very high standard of 
living. Macquarie University astronomy also benefits from its very close 
proximity to the headquarters of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) 
and the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF); several Macquarie 
faculty members hold joint AAO appointments, and Macquarie PhD students 
have access to the expertise and research resources of the AAO/ATNF and 
opportunities for co-supervision by AAO astronomers.

Eligible applicants will be high calibre students of any nationality who 
should have the equivalent of an Australian 1st class honours degree in 
a relevant field. Scholarships provide tuition and a tax-exempt stipend; 
each PhD student also has access to up to AUD$6,000 per year towards 
conference attendance, observing, computing facilities, etc.

For details on potential research projects and scholarship terms and 
links to the application process see:
http://www.astronomy.mq.edu.au/jobs/

The deadline for receipt of applications, supporting materials and 
letters of reference is Friday, May 29th 2009.

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