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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunity

From Hamish McGowan <h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 9 Sep 2019 07:10:57 +0000

PhD opportunity in paleoclimate modelling – The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

The successful candidate will model the paleoclimate of northwest Australia spanning the past 60,000 years and then downscale model output to develop new understanding of the Kimberley’s local scale paleoclimates. This new knowledge will be used to shed light on the weather and climate experienced by Australia’s earliest inhabitants and the possible impact on the thousands of rock panels they painted.

During the course of the PhD, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend (inter)national conferences to present their research. The candidate will start the project in late 2019 or early 2020 and undertake their PhD as a member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists from Australia’s leading research intensive universities who aim to reconstruct the environmental history of the Kimberley region of northwest Australia.

The candidate

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.

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: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/our-research-degrees.

Scholarship and remuneration

Applicants must note that selection by The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) for participation in this research project, and admission to UQ are two separate processes. The applicant who successfully applies to this PhD research project opportunity will then be required to apply to the UQ Graduate School for admission. SEES will assist the successful applicant with their application for admission, but note that a successful application to SEES for this research project does not guarantee a successful application to the UQ Graduate School for admission. The selected prospective 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. Additional funding up to $3000 in total during your period of PhD candidature will also be available to defray costs associated with presentation of your research at conferences.

For further information on scholarships refer to:  http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/scholarships-and-fees.

Enquiries

To discuss this role, please contact Prof Hamish McGowan by email h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au

Applications (close 30 September 2019)

To apply, please send a cover letter (addressing the suitability for the project) and a full resume along with the contact details of 3 referees to Prof Hamish McGowan email h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au

Applications can also be made via The University of Queensland Graduate School at https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/phd-scholarships-science

 



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