PhD Opportunity in Coastal Engineering at UNSW Water Research Laboratory – Sydney, Australia


PhD funding in the form of a research stipend is available to a highly qualified candidate interested in pursuing a research career in Coastal Engineering.  All nationalities are welcome to apply: the research stipend is contingent on the successful candidate being admitted to the PhD program at UNSW and receiving either an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship/Tuition Fee Waiver, or Australian Postgraduate Award (dependent on the applicant’s nationality). This PhD stipend is available for a 3-year period and funded at the level of an Australian Research Training Program ($26,682 AU for 2017).


Candidates must have completed an Honours 1 equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Coastal Engineering or a closely related discipline in Oceanography/Geoscience. Strong English skills (written and oral) are required. Research projects are available in a variety of areas including sediment transport, numerical modelling, reef-top hydrodynamics and the design of coastal structures in reef environments.


The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Water Research Laboratory (WRL), located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches ( WRL is the leading water laboratory in Australia and hosts a dynamic group of research and professional staff. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Australia ( ranks among the top 20 in the world.


Interested applicants should send a CV, transcript and a 1-page research proposal to Dr. Kristen Splinter ( no later than Jan 10, 2017 to discuss possible projects.  Scholarship applications close at the University level 3 February 2017 with the expected start date of candidature in July-August 2017.

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