Research Fellow in Modelling Fluid Processes beneath the Antarctic Ice
Job no: 0054688
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
Salary: Academic A - $75,289 - $102,163 or Academic B - $107,547 -
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading
universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-
intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly
committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving
the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to
strengthen FEIT's reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI)
recognises that engineered systems of present and future significance
increasingly have connections to all three.
We are the oldest engineering school in Australia – initially founded in 1861
– and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally recognised
researchers passionate about addressing major challenges of today and into the
About the role:
This position is part of the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic
Science (ACEAS), a national-scale, University-led, international centre
focused on helping the world community prepare for climate risks emerging from
East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Further information on ACEAS is
available at https:// antarctic.org.au/.
This project will investigate the fluid processes of the ocean boundary layer
beneath ice shelves. We will use high-resolution direct numerical and large-
eddy simulations combined with laboratory experiments to study small-scale
processes in the boundary layer and further develop improved
parameterisations. The project will also address the role of ice cavity
circulation and water exchanges between the cavity and ocean in basal melting.
The Research Fellow will contribute to ACEAS Program 3 which focuses on the
sub-regional and Regional Antarctic Margins. The position will be based at the
University of Melbourne, in the world-renowned Fluid Mechanics Group in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
A postgraduate research degree at the PhD level (or near completion) in
a field relevant to the position described above. Specifically in the
discipline of Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid dynamics,
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, or other closely
Experience in analysing output from and development of computational fluid
dynamics models, with high-level expertise in programming (e.g.
Fortran/C, Python) and High-Performance Computing.
A record of high-quality research as evidenced by publications in leading
journals and at conferences commensurate with opportunity.
Demonstrated ability to work both as part of team and independently, with
a curios nature and commitment to interdisciplinary research and
determination to overcome challenging problems.
Additionally, it would be desirable (but not necessary) if you also had
experience in relation to any of the following:
Experience in the analysis of observational datasets.
Experience in numerical simulation and modelling of turbulent flows with
Experience in supervision of students or other researchers.
A record of applying for and attracting research grant funding.
For specific responsibilities (including additional criteria for a level B
appointment) of this role, please refer to the attached Position Description.
You will be supported to pursue achievement in all pillars of an academic
What we offer you
We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit
programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous
leave, childcare subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We
offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and
we'll support you in doing what you love.
We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of
all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.
If you're curious, motivated, and ready to undertake a meaningful and
rewarding role, we're ready to meet you.
How to Apply
Apply online, complete the application and upload your:
Cover Letter - addressing all selection criteria
PLEASE NOTE: You must be currently located within Australia and able to
commence immediately or as soon as your notice period has been served.
You will be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident, or a holder of an
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Advertised: 25 Nov 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time