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PhD scholarship in water resources management in remote communities

Brisbane’s Griffith University, founding member of IWC, is offering a PhD scholarship in water resources management in remote communities. The deadline for expressions of interest is 16 October 2015.

The successful appointee will be conducting desktop and fieldwork-based research on water and water-related energy consumption in three Indigenous communities in Queensland and Northern Territory. The fieldwork will focus on using smart meters and social surveys to characterise water and energy use trends in the case study communities. The candidate will be supervised by Griffith University staff and may be located either locally at the Gold Coast or in Brisbane City (potential option for remote candidate).
Applicants should possess a Bachelors (Honours class I or IIa) or Masters Degree (with research) in an environmental science/engineering, environmental planning, social science or other relevant discipline. To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. The successful candidate must be willing to travel to remote locations and possess excellent communication and analytical skills. Previous work with Indigenous communities is desirable but not required. Applicants will be considered provided they fulfill the criteria for PhD admission and scholarship of Griffith University and demonstrate excellent research capacity.
The scholarship has an annual tax-free stipend of approximately $30,000-35,000 per year (depending on the quality of the candidate), for a period of three years of full-time study.
Expressions of interest (EOI)
Applicants should send their CV, full academic track record and a 2-page synopsis of their research experience to Dr Cara Beal at
For information on PhD application procedures at Griffith University, visit the university's website or contact Madonna Adcock on +61 (0)7 3735 7518 or email


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