[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunity in coastal dynamics.

Julia.Mullarney at phys.ocean.dal.ca Julia.Mullarney at phys.ocean.dal.ca
Sun Dec 1 18:51:26 MST 2013

PhD: Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics in the Mekong Delta

Project description:

The Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato in Hamilton New
Zealand is seeking a student for a 3-year, fully-funded, PhD project
starting before June 2014.  The objective of the project is to study the
turbulent water flows that shape mangrove swamps. We will examine possible
correlations between patterns in water flows, sediments, vegetation, water
temperature, and bathymetry.  The project will have 2 components: (1)
field experiments in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, to measure flows and
turbulence at high resolution and (2) refinement of an existing numerical
model for the interacting dynamics of vegetation, water flows, and

This project requires a student with a research BSc (Hons) or research
Masters degree in physics, mathematics, oceanography, engineering or a
closely related field.  The preferred candidate will have documented
oceanographic field experience and knowledge of coastal processes.
Applicants should also have demonstrated English language proficiency (if
English is not your first language, TOEFL or IELTS scores must be
submitted with your application).

The project will form part of an Office of Naval Research Departmental
Research Initiative and will involve significant interaction with
collaborator Associate Professor Stephen Henderson (Washington State
University, USA) and other observational and modelling investigators.  The
project will be supervised by Dr Julia Mullarney and Associate Professor
Karin Bryan.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be
notified. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, official transcripts,
three references, GRE scores if available, TOEFL/IELTS scores if required,
and any previous publications to Julia Mullarney.

The group is committed to training students that achieve high-level
research outcomes through international publication of their findings. 
The student would join a vibrant group of 15 PhD students and 6 staff,
working and living near some of world’s most beautiful landscapes.


juliam at waikato.ac.nz, k.bryan at waikato.ac.nz



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