Scientia PhD scholarships (UNSW)
SCIENTIA PhD SCHOLARSHIPS ($40,000 p.a. tax-free over 4 years)
CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH CENTRE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Topic area: The physics of drought extremes in the 21st Century
Expressions of interest are sought from outstanding graduates with a strong academic
additional project support costs (e.g. relocation, travel, etc).
Graduates with a strong background in physics, mathematics, oceanography, atmospheric
also strongly encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest require (1) full copies of academic transcripts (2) a CV and (3) the names of up to three qualified referees.
The PhD students will be based at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre. For further details on the CCRC, including faculty, research staff, students, research foci, and publications, see http://www.ccrc.unsw.edu.
Up to two PhD scholarships will be offered; the first will focus on the ocean-atmosphere
dynamics regulating drought using models and observations. This will focus on the large-scale drivers of drought including the role of the oceans via the El Niño and Indian Ocean variability, and the role of variations in the Southern Annular Mode. For this project, knowledge of ocean-atmosphere dynamics and GFD would be an advantage. The second PhD will focus on the role of land-atmosphere interactions.
Both students will also gain direct support through the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS). This will include access to technical and computational support, formal engagement through the Centre’s Graduate Program (including targeted training, mentorship, Winter Schools and so on) and allocation of supercomputing resources for simulations via the National Computational Infrastructure facilities.
Apart from experts based at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, students will also be able to engage with international experts and have opportunities to spend time in Europe or the US working with colleagues.
Expression of Interest including academic transcript, CV and the names of up to three referees should be emailed to M.England@unsw.edu.au by