First listed on: 15 November 2023

Research Fellow in Meteorology with Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) 

Job No.: 658035
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

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 Professor 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.

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

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

Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 5 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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