A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good honours degree in science, agriculture or land and water science to undertake research studies leading to a Masters in Hydrogeochemistry. The project is to investigate groundwater quality to identify the residence time and origins and mixing of the groundwaters in the South West Sydney area in relation to dryland salinity. This project is funded by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.
Applicants should have a demonstrated strong research experience preferably with an understanding of groundwater and groundwater chemistry. A valid drivers licence for Australia is a requirement for the position given the fieldwork involved.
The scholarship is valued at $22,860 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to two years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Further information can be obtained from Dr. Willem Vervoort, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources C81, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: 02 8627 1054; Fax: 02 8627 1099 E-mail: willem.vervoort[at]sydney.edu.au). Applications should be sent direct to Dr. Willem Vervoort at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.
Closing date: 28 February 2011