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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunity in paleoclimate modelling

From Hamish McGowan <>
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Date Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:12:14 +0000

A new PhD opportunity in climate modelling is now available in The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. The successful candidate will model the paleoclimate of northwest Australia and then downscale model output to develop new understanding of the regions local scale paleoclimates. Applicants should possess a BSc Hons, MSc, or equivalent, majoring in a relevant discipline (e.g. geography, meteorology, maths/physics) with experience in climate modelling including the use of WRF. They must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, motivation and the ability to work as part of a team is also required. Experience with data assimilation into paleoclimate climate models would be an advantage.

Applicants must be eligible to enrol in a PhD with the University of Queensland. For a complete list of the University of Queensland's minimum entry requirements please refer to:

The selected PhD candidate will receive a Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate of $27,596 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances (conditions apply). On award of the scholarship a top-up stipend of $5000 per year will be available for a period not exceeding 3 years from the time of confirmation of PhD candidature by SEES.

Further details including method of application can be found at:


Hamish McGowan, PhD

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

The University of Queensland

Brisbane 4072



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