Remote Deployment

Portable and Field-Deployable Analytical Platforms for Water Monitoring - Remote Deployment

Degree type


Closing date

30 September 2021



Citizenship requirement

Domestic/International Onshore


$28,597pa for 3.5 years

About the research project

This ARC funded project seeks to develop robust and field-deployable analytical platforms for networked and large-scale inorganic nutrient monitoring across water catchment areas and agricultural water systems, and provide land users, agribusinesses and environmental agencies a technical solution to the long-standing problem of nutrient monitoring across anthropogenically impacted water systems. The project brings together two of Australian's leading analytical science research centres, with specialisations in instrumental development, sensor and detection technology, telemetry, and data analytics, with an international technology provider and platform developer, with a specialisation in environmental monitoring.

Field deployment and data capture-based project, seeking to advance and validate analytical platforms during field deployment, advancing data connectivity capability and undertaking environmental data analysis. Suit candidates with interests in environmental monitoring, environmental data capture, applied wireless technologies, and environmental data analysis/presentation.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Prof Brett Paull


The successful applicant will receive a scholarship which provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $28,597 per annum (2021 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years; and
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

International applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.


The project is open to domestic (Australia and New Zealand) and international applicants who are already in Australia (onshore) at the time of submitting their application.

Due to current Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions the University cannot accept applications from International applicants who are currently overseas.

Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements

Applicants from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Chemical and biological sciences
  • Information technology and data engineering sciences

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, Prof Brett Paull, if you have any questions about the project; and
  3. Click here to submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email.

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