PhD scholarship in Physical Oceanography (Marine Heat Waves) - University of Western Australia

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Camille Grimaldi

Mar 16, 2023, 2:03:22 PM3/16/23
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Dear colleagues

We have a fully-funded PhD scholarship opportunity with a focus on physical oceanography available through the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Graduate School ( and the Minderoo Foundation (

Climate Refugia for Conservation: Physical ocean environment

Research project

The project seeks to identify key habitats for protection (e.g., coral reefs) – including for the creation and or expansion of Marine Protected Areas along the Western Australian coastline. The PhD candidate will identify regions of likely thermal refugia for key habitat-forming species based on knowledge of physical ocean processes at coastal to fine-scales. The data used will include both coastal observations and ocean circulation modelling output.



This position includes an annual tax-free stipend of $AUD40,900.



Candidates should demonstrate a high level of academic achievement (as demonstrated through Honours or Masters degree coursework marks) and research experience in physical oceanography or a related field. Applicants with experience in scientific coding (Python, Matlab, R), ocean modelling, and ocean-based field work are desirable. The position is open to both Australian and non-Australian citizens.


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, a CV and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

Dr. Michael Cuttler, email:

Prof. Ryan Lowe, email:

Dr. Kate Quigley, email:

Dr. Camille Grimaldi, email:



Camille Grimaldi (she/her)

AIMS@UWA Postdoctoral Research Associate

Australian Institute of Marine Science The University of Western Australia, Perth WA •  Oceans Institute  •  Ocean Graduate School 

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