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PhD: Numerical modelling of fine-sediment dynamics, New Zealand
The National of Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato (UoW) in Hamilton, New Zealand are 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 effect of turbulence on the dispersal of cohesive sediments in the coastal and estuarine environment using an extensive data set of turbulence and suspended sediment concentration measurements. A key aspect of this project is the implementation of a coupled hydrodynamic (HD) and sediment transport (ST) model to reproduce the field observations. Given the broad nature of the project, the student will have significant input into the direction that the project takes. 
 
We require a student with a research BSc (Hons) or research Masters degree, preferably in physics, mathematics, oceanography, engineering or a closely related field (demonstrated numerate skills).  Experience in running coastal hydrodynamic and sediment transport models is preferred. Other desirable characteristics include knowledge of coastal processes and experience in developing model code (programming). Demonstrated English language proficiency is essential.
 
The project will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Karin Bryan (UoW), Dr Julia Mullarney (UoW), Dr Mark Pritchard (NIWA) and Dr Iain MacDonald (NIWA).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, official transcripts, names and contact details for three referees, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores if available, and any previous publications/posters to Iain MacDonald. Final acceptance is subject to the approval of UoW postgraduate studies office.
 
The student would join a vibrant group of PhD students and coastal researchers working in close proximity (NIWA and UoW are on the same campus).
 
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