Research Fellow - SSTs and Weather Patterns

Monash University
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:$78,120 - $106,022
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Research Fellow - SSTs and Weather Patterns

Job No.: 662918

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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    The Opportunity

    The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century (21st Century Weather for short) is a Federally-funded consortium of 24 partners, led by Monash University in partnership with the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, and the University of Tasmania. This Centre aims to determine how Australia's weather is being reshaped by climate change. The Centre aspires to provide Australia with the knowledge, technology, and human capital for robust evidence-based decision-making in response to future weather changes in our region and to harness weather as a resource. The Centre offers a stimulating and supportive environment where researchers, students and professional and technical staff can network, thrive and grow their careers.

    We are seeking to appoint a level A Research Fellow in sea surface temperature (SST) and atmospheric modelling in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, within the Faculty of Science.

    In this role as a Research Fellow, you will work closely with Associate Professor Shayne McGregor to investigate key oceanic and atmospheric processes and feedbacks that underpin the formation of the spatial pattern of projected anthropogenically induced surface warming. This also includes understanding the current discrepancy between observations, which have shown a strengthening zonal SST gradient across the Pacific, and climate models, which largely display a weakening zonal SST gradient across the Pacific. The work is envisaged to utilise a combination of numerical model simulations with different model configurations to investigate the atmospheric and/or ocean dynamics by which these sea surface temperature patterns are formed along with their impacts on weather systems.

    As the successful candidate, you will have a doctoral qualification in Atmospheric, Oceanographic or Climate Science, or a closely related discipline. You will also have demonstrated experience in designing, running and analysing numerical climate model experiments.

    If this sounds like the next step in your career, we look forward to hearing from you!

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

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    Associate Professor Shayne McGregor, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, +61 3 9902 0423

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - SSTs and Weather Patterns

    Closing Date

    Sunday 7 April 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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