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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunities available in land surface modelling- UNSW, Australia

From Melissa Hart <>
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Date Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:25:50 +0000

PhD opportunities available in land surface modelling

Australia / NZ Deadline: April 30 (Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents)- for a semester 2, 2016 start.
International Deadline: Feb 5, 2016 (international applicants)- for a semester 2, 2016 start.

The Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Professor Andy Pitman is looking for PhD students to work in several areas important to climate science. These include:

  • Land surface model development, focusing on the representation of extreme events including drought and heatwaves
  • Innovative evaluation of land surface models using observations
  • Representation and implementation of land cover change in climate model simulations
  • Relationship between hydrological modelling and extremes in climate models

These projects will likely be collaborative with experts in France, UK, US, and/or Switzerland.

All of these projects will lead to considerable experience in high performance supercomputing, and/or an ability to handle “big data”. You will learn Python and other languages. You will also likely develop strong statistical skills. You will also engage with international experts and have opportunities spend time in Europe or the US working with colleagues. 

Students will become part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science- an international research consortium of five Australian universities (The University of New South Wales, Monash University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Tasmania and The Australian National University) and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organizations. The Centre provides opportunities for travel and graduate student development.

Applicants must have a strong academic track record including an Honours Class I or equivalent. Graduates with a background in physics, mathematics, atmospheric science or engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. 

If you are interested in applying please complete our _expression_ of Interest form:

Note:- this is not an official application, if your _expression_ of interest is accepted we will guide you through the application process.


Dr Melissa Hart

Graduate Director

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

The University of New South Wales

Sydney NSW 2052 Australia


Phone: + 61 2 9385 6263

Fax: +61 2 9385 8969 



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