PhD research scholarship in Deep Time Global Scale Landscape Evolution Models

The school of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia is seeking international candidates for a PhD project starting between October 2021 and January 2022. This PhD studentship provide an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in numerical simulation area linked with industry. Up to three-year and half grant is assured and students from overseas are encourage as the position covers university tuition fees.

The PhD is in an exciting interdisciplinary project, developing cutting-edge numerical approach for understanding source-to-sink systems at global scale. The project offers the exciting opportunity to join the research team for the STELLAR project group (Spatio TEmporaL expLorAtion for Resources) and work with world-class researchers from the industry and academia world. It is ideal for a person who is interested in receiving advanced training in modelling and its application to source to sink systems. Prior experience with computing software (Python) is desirable as well as a keen interest in the interplay of sedimentology, structural geology, and earth resources. You will need a strong background in at least one of these, with a degree in a related discipline. Additional information here.

Salary package:

This scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance up to AUD$ 50,000 per year for up to 3 years (indexed on 1 January each year, subject to satisfactory academic performance). The recipient may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to six months.

  • Position will start between October 2021 and January 2022.

Who's eligible?

You must:

  • be willing to conduct research into quantitative landscape modelling and stratigraphic evolution,
  • be willing to collaborate with industry partners as this scholarship is partially funded through a research agreement with BHP Billiton Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc and the University of Sydney.
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or a master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component
  • have a background in geosciences, mathematics or computer sciences or a related field.

Student experience

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of Earth scientists at the University of Sydney. We have a recognised track record in community software development, open-access data sets and virtual Earth modelling. We foster cross-disciplinary collaboration across a range of interests and research areas in Australia and overseas. Opportunities to attend national and international conferences are encouraged to disseminate scientific research and collaborate with researchers and industry partners.

Informal enquiries

If you would like to discuss this project and/or funding eligibility or informal expressions of interest, please do not hesitate to contact the project supervisors:

How to apply?

Find out more and apply online:

Closing date: 11:59pm, 28 September 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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posted: 14 July 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.