PhD Scholarship

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Brisbane, QUEENSLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Mar 2017

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and Management, Planning and Occupational Health and Safety Science. The School offers postgraduate training in research via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy and currently has over 150 students enrolled in these degrees. The School has a strong research profile and enjoys an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and has a solid record of high quality publications.

The role

The successful candidate will be working on the Project full-time for their PhD, under the supervision of academic staff at the The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia. They will also interact with personnel from Snowy Hydro Ltd., and other research degree students working on the larger program of research. Fieldwork will be conducted in  Kosciuszko National Park, NSW and form a significant focus of the PhD.   

The person

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 and be physically fit and capable of undertaking fieldwork in mountainous areas during winter.

The candidate is also required to meet the minimum requirements for entry into the PhD program .


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 to present results at national and international conferences.


To discuss this role please contact Professor McGowan . About Professor McGowan

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Academic Transript and the contact details of at least 2 academic referees. The successful applicant may be called for interview.

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