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[Met-jobs] PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland (Australia)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:20:52 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The
University of Queensland, Australia is offering a PhD Scholarship for an
Australian or International student to join us to work on a project to
quantify the effect of trees on snow drift, cover and melt processes in
the Australian Alps using a range of techniques including Eddy
Covariance and Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS). This research is
part of an ongoing program of research involving The University of
Queensland, The University of Western Australia and Snowy Hydro Ltd., to
develop new understanding of the hydrometeorology of the alpine
catchments of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in response to
inter-annual climate variability and longer term climate change. The
successful applicant will be based at The University of Queensland in
Brisbane.

Applicants should possess a first class Honours degree or Masters degree
in Science, Engineering or Applied Mathematics focused around Atmosphere
– Earth surface interactions. Students with data
coding/programming/"big-data" skills (such as with the Matlab, Python
and/or R programs) that can be applied to analysis of meteorological
datasets will be favourably considered, as will those will experience in
deployment and operation of micrometeorological instrumentation.
Applicants should be a team player with a strong professional work
ethic. Applicants should have excellent communication skills in terms of
both written and spoken English Language expression.

The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $26,682 per annum (2017
rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month
extension in approved circumstances. A top-up stipend of $5000 per year
will also available in addition to access to funding to support a field
research program and conference travel during candidature.

Further details can be found at <
<http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/500177/phd-scholarship>


Enquiries:


To discuss this role please contact Professor McGowan. Email:
h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au <mailto:h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au>.




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