PhD Wildfire Opportunity

PhD opportunity in wildfire meteorology

An exciting opportunity exists to undertake a PhD research program as
part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists working to develop a
bushfire atmospheric hazard nowcasting capability using mobile weather
radar. This PhD program of research will involve fieldwork on active
firegrounds including deployment of automatic weather stations and
aerological sounding systems. You will also be involved with the
deployment of mobile weather radar and develop skills in its use and
data analysis. You will work closely with fire agencies which will
include assessment of fuel loads and post-fire surveys.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional academic track
record with previous field experience and software skills suited to
big data analysis. Evidence of high impact scholarly outputs such as
co-authorship of peer reviewed publications and conference
presentations would be an advantage. The successful candidate will
receive a scholarship for a period of 3 years with possible
opportunity to extend this in accordance with the rules of the award.
In addition, they be eligible to receive a stipend top-up for 3 years
and upon confirmation of candidature may apply for additional funding
of up to $3000 in total through the course of their candidature to
support attendance at conferences to present results of their
research.

Individuals that believe they meet the above criteria and are
interested in this PhD opportunity should submit an expression of
interest to Prof Hamish McGowan h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au that includes a
short 1 page CV. Upon review, candidates may be invited to submit a
full application with a nominal start date for the selected candidate
of April – May 2022.

To apply for this job email your details to h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au