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[Met-jobs] $40K/annum PhD opportunity at UNSW in Ocean's and Climate Research

From Jan Zika <j.zika@unsw.edu.au>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2018 02:15:57 +0000

Dear Colleagues

Prof John Church FAA, Prof Trevor McDougall FRS and I are excited to advertise 
the following PhD project within the School of Mathematics and Statistics and 
the Climate Change research Centre at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. 

Project Title: 
Quantifying Global Water Cycle Change using Ocean Observations

Project Description: 
Global rates of rainfall and evaporation are amplifying rapidly as a 
consequence of global warming. Recent studies have suggested that this 'water 
cycle' could be amplifying faster than global climate models had predicted. 
More accurate quantification of water cycle change and its causes is urgently 
needed. Changes in the water cycle leave an imprint on the ocean by changing 
ocean salinity. The candidate will quantify water cycle change based on new 
observations of ocean salinity and using novel methods developed by the 
supervisory team. These findings will help improve predictions of water cycle 
change that are relied upon by society.

The projects is funded through a new lucrative UNSW Scientia PhD scheme and 
offers 4-years of funding with a tax-free stipend of $40K/annum and up to 
$10K/annum towards research costs. The scheme is open to all nationalities.

We encourage graduates with training in highly numerate disciplines such as 
Physics, Mathematics and Engineering and related fields to apply. The scheme’s 
selection process is also favourable to those who have also pursued 
opportunities beyond academia, such as a career in industry or not for profit 
sectors. The candidate should have a demonstrated interest in tackling global 
environmental challenges. 

We particularly encourage women and those from backgrounds which are 
underrepresented in STEM such as Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders to 
apply.

For eligibility for the Scientia PhD, applicants should contact me via email 
(j.zika@unsw.edu.au) attaching your CV and complete an expression of interest 
(http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/ - search based on the project title) before 
the 20th of July 2018.

Sincerely

Dr Jan D. Zika
Lecturer in Mathematics and Climate
University of New South Wales
School of Mathematics and Statistics
j.zika@unsw.edu.au  |  +61 (0)2 93855827 |  sites.google.com/site/zikasocean/





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