The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia, and ranked 9th in the world for Earth and marine sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
his position is embedded within the Research School of Earth Science and is fully funded by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). The incumbent will contribute to and benefit from being a part of the CLEX community. The Centre’s research agenda encompasses interconnected research programs focused on Weather and Climate Interactions, Drought, Attribution and Risk, Ocean Extremes and Coupled Modelling. CLEX is a major seven-year initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is led by UNSW Sydney and partners with Monash, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University and The University of Tasmania alongside a suite of national and international partner organisations. Climate extremes are the confluence of high impact weather and climate variability. The Centre works to improve our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes provides a supportive and enriching workplace for its staff and students through its strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing initiatives. In their role as an Academic Level A the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to: 1. Undertake independent research in the area of drought with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national level and/or international level. Position Description 2. Supervise students working on individual or group projects at undergraduate, honours, graduate-coursework levels. Assist with supervision of research students. 3. Promote research and teaching links across ANU in the areas of climate science. 4. Collaborate with senior staff to actively seek and secure external funding, assist to prepare and submit research proposals to external funding bodies as appropriate. 5. Actively contribute to all aspects of the operation of CLEX and, where relevant, the School. This may include representation through committee memberships. 6. Assist in outreach activities including to prospective students, research institutes, industry, government, the media and the general public. 7. Maintain high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours. 8. Take responsibility for their own workplace health and safety and not wilfully place at risk the health and safety of another person in the workplace. 9. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context 10. Other duties as required that are consistent with the classification of the position
To excel in this role you will have: PhD in climate science, physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, paleoclimatology or other relevant field, such as physics or mathematics. Independent research experience as evidenced by publications of a high international standard and demonstrated achievement in a research field related to climate science. Proven experience in analysing output from numerical models of the climate system, with expertise in programming (e.g. Fortran, Python) and High Performance Computing. This position will be appointed as a Level A academic position, based on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. A Level A academic will work with the support and guidance from more senior academic staff and is expected to develop their expertise in teaching and research with an increasing degree of autonomy. A Level A academic will normally have completed four years of tertiary study or equivalent qualifications and experience and may be required to hold a relevant higher degree. A Level A academic will normally contribute to teaching at the institution, at a level appropriate to the skills and experience of the staff member, engage in scholarly, research and/or professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline, and undertake administration primarily relating to their activities at the institution. The contribution to teaching of Level A academics will be primarily at undergraduate and graduate diploma level. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Completion of Ph.D. (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in climate science, hydrology, meteorology, paleoclimatology or other relevant field, such as physics or mathematics with independent research experience as evidenced by publications of a high international standard. 2. Demonstrated achievement in a research field related to climate science. 3. Proven experience in analysing output from numerical models of the climate system, with expertise in programming (e.g. Fortran, Python). 4. An ability and commitment to contribute to bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities 5. An ability to supervise or assist in the supervision of students working on research projects. 6. The demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. 7. Excellent communication skills and willingness to interact effectively, with an emphasis on communicating relevant aspects of the research undertaken to variety of internal and external stakeholders outside academia. 8. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university contex
Classification: Academic level A or B Salary package: $73,309 - $111,365 per annum, plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded), (3 years) - Access to the leading network of climate scientists in Australia - Supportive and enriching workplace, with flexible work arrangements - Excellent employer superannuation contributions
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - 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. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note the successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country For more information about the position please contact Professor Nerilie Abram on T: +61 2 61251978 or E: [email protected] Applications close: 26 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time