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). We are innovators: seeking to develop new experimental, analytical or computational methods, underpinned by in-house engineering and electronics workshops and our highly specialised technical staff.
This 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. This position sits within the CLEX coupled modelling research team and will collaborate with senior and postdoctoral researchers in that team and other CLEX programs. This position aims to conduct new research into coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics using a newly developed version of Australia’s ACCESS-CM2 climate model, which will include a high-resolution ocean-sea ice component; and to interface with other research programs within CLEX to facilitate uptake of the model. In their role as an Academic Level B the Research Fellow is expected to: 1. Undertake independent research in coupled ocean-atmosphere modelling with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, presenting research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborating with other researchers at a national and/or international level. 2. Supervise students working on individual or group projects at undergraduate, honours, post-graduate levels. 3. Promote research and teaching links across ANU in the areas of ocean and 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. Assist to supervise research support staff in your research area. 6. Actively contribute to all aspects of the operation of CLEX and, where relevant, the School. This may include representation through committee memberships. 7. Assist in outreach activities including to prospective students, research institutes, industry, government, the media and the general public. 8. Maintain high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours. 9. 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. 10. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. 11. 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, or other relevant field, such as physics or mathematics. Significant research experience as evidenced by a record of well-cited publications and independent research of a high international standard. Proven experience in analysing output from numerical models of the climate system, with high-level expertise in programming (e.g. Fortran, Python) and High Performance Computing. Ability to supervise high quality PhD/Masters research students and research support staff. A Level B academic will undertake independent research in their discipline or related area. In research and/or scholarship and/or teaching a Level B academic will make an independent contribution through professional practice and expertise and coordinate and/or lead the activities of other staff, as appropriate to the discipline. A Level B academic will be encouraged to contribute to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, engage in independent scholarship and/or research and/or professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline. The academic will normally undertake administration primarily relating to their activities at the institution and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of and related administration for the coordination of an award program of the institution. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Completion of Ph.D. in physical oceanography, climate science, geophysical fluid dynamics or other relevant field, such as physics or mathematics with significant research experience as evidenced by a record of well-cited publications and independent research of a high international standard. 2. Demonstrated achievement in a research field related to modelling the ocean circulation and/or the coupled oceanatmosphere system. 3. Proven experience in analysing output from numerical models of the climate system, with high-level expertise in programming (e.g. Fortran, Python) and High Performance Computing. 4. Proven ability for problem solving and for independent research, as well as to work collaboratively and to lead a research project. 5. An ability to supervise high quality PhD/Masters research students and research support staff. 6. The demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, contributing to team management and meeting deadlines for project elements. 7. Excellent communication skills and a 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 context.
Classification: Academic level B Salary package: $99,809 - $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 Andrew Hogg on T: +61 2 61259962 or E: [email protected] Applications close: 26 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time