PhD Scholarship - Supercomputing to Understand Track Buckling and Related Train Derailments (External)

A great opportunity to work in a leading railway research group on a national competitive grant. Australian Research Council, DE210100273 - “Supercomputing to understand track buckling and related train derailments”. The topic for the PhD study can be tailored to suit the candidate within the project scope.

Scholarship Value: $28,597 Stipend per annum (indexed) + Additional Project & Conference Travel Support

Length of Scholarship: 3 years

Number Available: 1

Opening Date: 30 June 2022

Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Study LevelPostgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyFuture; First year
Study RegionAll
Study ModeOn-campus
Study LoadFull time

An applicant may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if the person holds:

  • a Masters degree either by research or by coursework with a substantial element (typically one-third) of research work within it, from a university or any other approved institution
  • a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution
  • a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline in addition to completion of the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research with an average of distinction level of achievement, or
  • alternative qualification/s and/or experience deemed by RHDC to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above.
English Language Proficiency requirements - International applicants from non-English speaking countries/regions may need to meet English Language Proficiency Requirements. For details of the requirements please refer to our English Requirements page, or directly contact us.

Who we are looking for: The candidate can be domestic student or international student. Applicants should have a degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Transport and Computer Engineering) or a relevant discipline with a research component and strong academic results.

The Centre for Railway Engineering (CRE) is an industry-focused research centre located in Rockhampton.
CRE has a strong customer focus and endeavours to build robust partnerships between its researchers and the rail industry through high quality generic and commercial research, postgraduate education, innovation, development, and consultancy services.
The Centre is well known for its research expertise in train dynamics, locomotive, wagon and bogie dynamics, wagon/track system dynamics, simulation, instrumentation development and innovation. Our physical resources include a unique laboratory that was purpose designed for full-scale testing of bogies, wagons, locomotives, and civil infrastructure components.

You will be asked to include the following information:

  • your CV
  • a copy of your academic transcripts and details of grading scales
  • evidence of English language proficiency according to these guidelines
  • a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your research skills, experience, research topics of interest and why this PhD opportunity interests you.
  • please also include information on your cohort rank if available

Please send your application with your supporting documents to Dr Qing Wu at Dr Wu can also be contacted by phone for further information on (07) 4930 9589.

The successful applicant will be notified by email in due course.
Australian Research Council (ARC)