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[Met-jobs] University of Queensland PhD - Industry Top Up Scholarship

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Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:52:36 +0000

PhD - Industry Top Up Scholarship

Job No.:



Faculty of Science

Salary (FTE):

Research Scholar BAND

Work type:

Full Time - Fixed Term


St Lucia

School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

Generous Industry Top-up PhD Scholarship: An outstanding and motivated PhD candidate is being sought to work as part of a research team on the problem of developing inter-annual hydrometeorological forecasting capabilities. The project is supported by The University of Queensland and Snowy Hydro Ltd.

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia with 37 full-time academic staff who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. It is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs. The School has a strong international research profile with active Research Centres across its fields of expertise.

The role

This PhD project will work on applying novel analysis techniques to profile the hydrometerology of precipitation in the alpine area of southeastern Australia and understand this in relation to drivers of sub- and interannual climate variability. The successful candidate will have a 1st class Honours degree with experience in synoptic meteorology, hydrometeorology and teleconnection forced climate variability. A proven track record of research using reanalysis datasets highly desirable. The studentship will be based at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus and will involve a joint supervisory team from both UQ and The University of Western Australia. The project will provide opportunity to be involved in fieldwork to support the larger research program in the Australian Alps, but it is expected that the candidate's research program would be largely computer-based within the Climate Research Group, UQ.

The person

The successful candidate will also receive support for their research expenses associated with the Project. Students must be Australian residents or New Zealand citizens and must already hold or be willing to obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) at UQ. A commencement date before March 2013 is preferred.


Tax-free Top Up Scholarship of $12,000 per annum for three years, with the possibility of a six month extension.


High-calibre candidates interested in this position, contact Associate Professor Hamish McGowan: 07 3365 6651 or

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and a one page _expression_ of interest detailing their experience and interests.

Most importantly, applicants should include contact details of two references (who are happy to be contacted) from people familiar with their university track record, research and progress during Honours.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below.

1.  To apply, please send;

§  Cover letter

§  Curriculum Vitae

§  One page _expression_ of interest detailing their experience and interest.

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Application closing date:

14 Jan 2013 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

To apply for this job, visit University of Queensland.

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