[ES_JOBS_NET] Funded PhD opportunity in coastal/nearshore processes at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

Julia.Mullarney at phys.ocean.dal.ca Julia.Mullarney at phys.ocean.dal.ca
Fri Feb 21 21:52:29 MST 2014

PhD: Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics in the Mekong Delta

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 as soon as possible.  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 bathymetry.

This project requires a student with a research BSc (Hons) or research
Masters degree preferably in physics, mathematics, oceanography,
engineering or a closely related field.  Other desirable characteristics
include oceanographic field experience and knowledge of coastal processes.
English language proficiency is essential.

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 a large team of international 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, names and contact details for three
references, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores if available, and any previous
publications/posters to Julia Mullarney (juliam at waikato.ac.nz).

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

Dr Mullarney will be presenting at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in
Honolulu (Thursday 2.45pm, Nearshore Processes) and available for further
discussions about the project (feel free to email to arrange a meeting or
track me down in the Nearshore Processes session).

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