Computational Modelling Specialist, Climate Modelling Science

University of Melbourne
June 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$119,742 – $129,607
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 3 yea
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Computational Modelling Specialist, Climate Modelling Science

Job no: 0062621 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Salary: UOM 8 – $119,742 – $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Provide technical expertise to support computational research and model development at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century.
  • Work with a diverse range of leading institutions and experts, enhancing climate and weather research through high-performance computing and big- data approaches.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Computational Modelling Specialist will support the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century by developing software workflows, providing computational training, and collaborating with researchers across multiple institutions. This role is crucial for advancing climate and weather research through high-performance computing and big-data approaches.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of a distributed team of computational modelling specialists, within the Centre's Modelling Science Project.
  • Configure, run, and modify experimental versions of the Australian community climate model (ACCESS)
  • Create and maintain technical documentation and contribute to the preparation of articles for publication.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other staff across the Centre, under the technical direction of a more senior staff member.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will ideally possess demonstrated knowledge of best practices in software engineering and have a strong technical background. Additionally, you have effective written and oral communication skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills and a service mindset.

    You will also have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in science, software engineering, or closely related fields.

  • Demonstrated experience with software development in a version controlled scientific environment, in particular solving physical problems using numerical algorithms.

  • Experience in computer languages such as: Fortran, Python and C/C++ in a Unix/Linux environment.

  • Experience with MPI-based parallelisation and with high-performance computing.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – “The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences“ The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences synergizes discipline strengths in geography, atmospheric science and geoscience. The School offers undergraduate and graduate research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science. The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences. In addition to internationally recognised discipline expertise, we have strengths in a number of multi-disciplinary areas including: climate change; resource futures; space, place and social change; environmental hazards; Indigenous knowledge; and Earth system interactions. With strengths in both the spatial (local to global) and temporal (deep time as well as recent) dimensions of environmental change, the School is committed to achieving a better future for our students, society and the environment.

    We are committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Australians through involvement with the Indigenous Knowledges Institute which is hosted within the Faculty of Science, research and teaching partnerships with Indigenous communities, and archaeological science. The School contributes strongly to the key areas of Place, Community, Education, Discovery, and Global in the University's Advancing Melbourne Strategy.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 18 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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