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Job ID: 162648

Ph. D. Scholarship
Western Sydney University


Date Posted Jul. 13, 2021
Title Ph. D. Scholarship
University Western Sydney University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Structural Engineering
 
 

We are now offering a research scholarship to a highly motivated PhD candidate to work within a research group developing novel fire-resistant structural rehabilitation approaches with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. The project is funded by Australian Research Council through the DECRA scheme.

What does the scholarship provide?

Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver and an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Policy.(opens in new window)Opens in a new window
Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the School.

Eligibility criteria
We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to key issues in structural fire engineering. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in civil, mechanical, material, and fire engineering.

The successful applicant should:

hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) a Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to civil, mechanical, material, and fire engineering.
have an understanding of the importance of material characteristics, fire safety and structural rehabilitation.
be willing to learn material testing related to mechanical, combustion and thermal properties of the materials and fire testing of structural members.
be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.
have a strong track record in scientific publications.
possess strong written and oral communication skills in English.
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.(opens in new window)Opens in a new window

You can also contact Dr Cheng Jiang to discuss the project: drjiangcheng@gmail.com

For questions and advice about the application process, please contact the Graduate Research School: grs.scholarships@westernsydney.edu.au.

Applications close 31 August 2021
*Applications close at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Cheng JIANG
    The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment
    Western Sydney University
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
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  • drjiangcheng@gmail.com

 

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