PhD Fully Funded Studentship in Aquaculture, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Expires on: 01/31/2024


PhD Fully Funded Studentship in Aquaculture in New Zealand; About University of Auckland: The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading tertiary institution and largest university. It spans six campuses, has the largest university library complex in New Zealand and is the only New Zealand university that has both Engineering and Medical and Health Science faculties. The University is an international university with formal agreements with 155 universities in 34 countries. Staff are appointed from many countries and we attract high quality undergraduate and postgraduate international students to study here from more than 100 countries around the world.

The early stages of shellfish aquaculture are often extremely inefficient, with large numbers of spat often lost from production. Research suggests that much of this inefficiency can be overcome by growing spat to larger sizes in land or sea-based nursery culture systems prior to seeding out.

However, in the case of sea-based nursery culture systems, infrastructure associated with generating upwelling currents (e.g., batteries, solar panels) greatly increases capital expenditure and maintenance costs associated with building and running these systems.


The successful candidate will have: Exceptional oral and written communication skills enabling them to work closely with the aquaculture industry.  Practical skills and an ability to work in the field and alongside industry to produce commercially relevant results. A positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a strong sense of accountability.  Funding: This is a fully funded PhD position, i.e., includes a tax-free stipend ($33,000 NZD), tuition fees and research expenses for three years.


Please send a half page application describing what makes you a good candidate along with a CV and academic transcript to Brad Skelton

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