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Postdoc Research Fellow

Job No.: 638372

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,927 - $98,975 pa Level A (plus 17% superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) in the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment at Monash University. SAEF is a leading international research program which will deliver interdisciplinary research to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region. The School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment is a world-class centre for research in the diverse areas of Atmosphere, Climate, Geography, Environment and Solid Earth. The Research Fellow will work closely with Prof Steven Siems (Monash University) and colleagues at the Australian Antarctic Division, the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne.

Monash University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity, and the Research Fellow will be well integrated into a highly supportive and dynamic research environment that has a strong history of research excellence and collaboration with researchers locally and internationally.

As the Research Fellow, you will become an integral part of SAEF’s Theme 1: Climate Processes and Change. You will have the opportunity to carry out meteorological fieldwork and the analysis of field observations of precipitation processes over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, including dual-polarized radar retrievals, supported by the analysis of satellite observations and numerical simulations.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related field or equivalent accreditation and standing, with evidence of an emerging track record of refereed research publications
  • A strong understanding of cloud dynamics and microphysics including the development of precipitation
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking meteorological fieldwork
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing large datasets, with high-level expertise in scientific programming and visualization (e.g. Python, Fortran) and High-Performance Computing
  • Demonstrated skills in the analysis of remote sensing observations will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated skills in numerical simulations will be highly regarded

This is an ideal role for a researcher who wishes to apply their research skills in an area where research findings can be readily and relatively quickly translated into meaningful outcomes, in addition to traditional academic outputs.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Steven Siems, Professor, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, +61 3 9905 4406

Position Description

Download File Advertised PD - Research Fellow

Closing Date

Tuesday 23 August 2022, 11:55 pm AEST

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