Master’s degree project in Wildfire Meteorology

University of Nevada

The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Prof.
Hamish McGowan, Dr Adrien Guyot at UQ, and Associate Professor Neil Lareau
(University of Nevada, Reno), and will research the thermodynamic
characteristics of wildfire triggered thunderstorms (Pyrocumulonimbus –
PyroCb). A major focus of the research will be on mechanisms that result in
some PyroCb producing precipitation, while other PyroCb do not.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel to the
University of Nevada, Reno, to work with Associate Professor Neil Lareau
and attend conferences to present their research. They will also have the
opportunity to engage with scientists at the Australian Bureau of

The candidate

Applicants should possess a BSc (Hons), majoring in a relevant discipline
(e.g. atmospheric science, maths, physics, geography, environmental
science) with experience in the analysis of the thermodynamic properties of
the atmosphere. Computational programming experience with for example,
Python would be advantageous. Excellent oral and written communication
skills, motivation, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

Applicants must be eligible to enrol with The University of Queensland. For
a complete list of The University of Queensland’s minimum entry
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The selected candidate will receive a living allowance stipend rate of
$42,000 per annum (2024 rate indexed annually), for 2 years. Additional
funding will be available cover costs associated with presentation of your
research at conferences.


To discuss this role, please contact Prof. Hamish McGowan by email


Applicants must note that selection by The School of the Environment for
participation in this research project, and admission to UQ are two
separate processes. The applicant who successfully applies for this
opportunity will then be required to apply to the UQ Graduate School for

The School of the Environment will assist the successful applicant with
their application for admission but note that a successful application to
The School of the Environment for this research project does not guarantee
a successful application to the UQ Graduate School for admission.

To apply, please send a full resume along with the contact details of 3
referees, and a short (no longer than 2 pages) cover letter outlining why
you are applying for the opportunity to

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