Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

PhD Scholarship available in Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (CGSE), The University of Newcastle, Australia.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PhD scholarship, to investigate Mud Pumping in Heavy Haul Railroads. The multifaceted research project will apply statistics and probability theory in the risk assessment of mud pumping in heavy haul railroads.

We are seeking for highly motivated candidates interested in doing high quality research-based postgraduate studies. Suitable applicants will have a Civil Engineering background, preferably with an MSc in Geomechanics. Candidates should have relevant experience in probabilistic analysis and/or numerical modeling.

The scholarship stipend will depend on the merit of the candidate, and will be in the range of AUD 27,000 – 35,000 p.a. (tax free) for three years. The scholarship is sponsored by the Australian Research Council via Linkage Project “Mud Pumping in Heavy Haul Railroads – Assessment and Control”.

Please submit expressions of interest along with a copy of your CV to Dr. Jinsong Huang (email:, who can supply further formation.

Closing date for applications: 30th November 2017

The scholarship is available to commence January, 2018.