Apply now Job no: 547280
Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Classification: Level B
Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $76,271 - $117,736 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing (contingent funded), Full-time, until December 2025
Work with Australia's leading network of Southern Ocean and Antarctic
Excellent employer superannuation contributions
On campus childcare facilities
Full-time and part-time (0.8 FTE) employment options are available
Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia's leading academic
research institution for Earth Sciences, and ranked 14th in the world for
Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). To
find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.
We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on
developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. Our
research spans the range from solid earth evolution to climate processes, and
from 21st century resources to climate change impact.
This position is fully funded by the 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.
The main responsibilities of the Postdoctoral/Research Fellow role include,
but are not limited to:
Developing, validating and maintaining a finite element modelling
framework for simulating Antarctic GIA, using automatic code generation
techniques through the Firedrake research software infrastructure.
Computing a suite of diagnostics that can be compared to (or driven by)
the observational record, including sea level.
Implementing different treatments of a visco-elastic rheology such that
users can assess their impact on the solid Earth's response to modelled
Assisting in training researchers and research students in the resulting
research software infrastructure.
Exploring the applicability of using automatic-differentiation schemes for
inverse problems in GIA.
To excel in this role, you will have:
A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment
commencement) and/or equivalent postdoctoral experience in a relevant
area (e.g., computer sciences, applied mathematics, computational
geodynamics, or similar), as demonstrated by a record of quality
publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.
An emerging record of, and continuing commitment to, research that
attracts international recognition in the fields of research software
development, computational modelling and/or geodynamics.
Experience with finite element software development and validation in a
Experience with Python and High-Performance Computing.
Experience with Firedrake (or similar) and/or PETSc would be beneficial.
Experience with inverse problems would be beneficial.
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 Associate Professor
Rhodri Davies, E:email@example.com
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 that 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 Sep 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Oct 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time