Postdoctoral / Research Fellow in Ocean Modelling
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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Classification: Level B
Classification: Academic Level A / Level B
Salary package: $93,855 - $101,805 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing Contingent Funded (3 years)
Work with Australia's leading network of Antarctic scientists
Excellent employer superannuation contributions
Flexible work arrangements and on campus childcare facilities
Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) is Australia's leading
academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest
concentration of Earth scientists in Australia and ranked 23rd in the world
for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject
We take a broad view in addressing the big challenges of Earth sciences,
seeking to answer questions ranging from the origins of the Earth, to
understanding climate change. We have a reputation for international
leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether
experimental, analytical, or computational.
Our cutting-edge research is led by our academic staff and provides an
unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate
students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to
deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.
This position is fully funded by the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in
Antarctic Science (ACEAS), which is a major $25M Special Research Initiative
of the Australian Research Council. The goal of ACEAS is to help the world
community prepare for climate risks emerging from East Antarctica and the
Southern Ocean by integrating knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere
and ecosystems, and their interplay. ACEAS is a national-scale, University-led
centre for excellence in Antarctic science focused on this goal. ACEAS is led
by the University of Tasmania with a range of Australian and International
Partners. The Australian National University is excited to be one of the
partners in ACEAS.
We seek applications from motivated and creative scientists for a position in
Ocean Modelling. The role will include running and analysing high resolution
ocean model simulations to examine mechanisms for warming of Antarctic
continental shelf waters and (depending upon interest) may also involve
contributing to the development of new ultra-high resolution regional model
configurations. The successful applicant will have a strong research profile
in dynamical oceanography, and experience in ocean modelling.
ACEAS provides a supportive and enriching workplace for its staff and students
through its strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing
initiatives. The position has an option of a fractional appointment with
flexible office hours.
To excel in this role, you will have:
A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement
for appointments at level A) in physical oceanography, climate science,
or other relevant field, such as physics or mathematics.
Research experience as evidenced by publications and independent research
of a high international standard.
Achievement in a research field related to ocean dynamics is highly
Experience in analysing output from numerical models of the climate system
and programming (e.g. Fortran, Python) and High Performance Computing.
Ability to supervise research students and research support staff.
The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides
a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to
support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging
success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please
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For more information about the position please contact Dr Adele Morrison.
ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal
employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People
with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff
equity at ANU, click here.
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following
A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact
details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or
previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can
complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be
considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a
background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is
conditional on satisfactory results.
Position Description & Selection Criteria
Advertised: 05 Jan 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 02 Feb 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time