Postdoctoral Fellow Position in University of New South Wales, Australia

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Fellow

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Coastal and Regional Oceanography Lab, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales offers fixed term Postdoctoral Physical Oceanographer: Continental Shelf Processes in the School of Mathematics, UNSW Sydney.

About- The primary goal of this group is to make a major contribution to understanding our coastal oceans. We use a combination of in-situ and satellite remote sensing observations from observational platforms such as current meter and temperature moorings, autonomous underwater gliders, profiling CTDs and boat based measurements. We analyse the data in combination numerical modelling to explain fundamental coastal ocean physical dynamics, and to gain an integrated, quantitative understanding of their impacts on coastal ocean bio-geo-chemical processes.

Research/Job area– Physical oceanography or related field

Location- Coastal and Regional Oceanography Lab, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales

Eligibility/Qualification- To apply you must have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD and documented research experience in physical oceanography or related field.
  • Strong track record in regional dynamical oceanography and knowledge of ocean dynamics.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to critically assess oceanographic models and observational data.
  • Proficiency working with and organising large geophysical datasets preferably HF Radar, glider and oceanographic mooring data.
  • Excellent programming ability, including proficiency in Fortran, Matlab or Python, and NetCDF; and experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Strong scientific writing skills in English, as evidenced by publications in internationally recognised, high ranking, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • High level attention to detail and an ability to prioritise tasks and manage projects in a timely fashion.
  • A demonstrated high level of self-motivation and ability to work independently to achieve project outcomes.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Job/Position Description- The position is based with the Coastal and Regional Oceanography group, within the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia.  We are a dynamic group of researchers, including academics, postdocs, technical staff and students conducting research focused on the East Australian Current and the dynamics of the continental shelf circulation along the coast of SE Australia. 

The role involves research into the dynamics and prediction of the East Australian Current as part of a project funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP170100498 “An end-to-end ocean weather information system for the Blue Economy”. The objective of the postdoc is to understand the dynamics of continental shelf circulation along the coast of SE Australia, and the influence of the western boundary current on shelf processes using modern observations and a suite of data assimilating models.

  • $91,743 – $98,127 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation and leave loading

How to Apply- Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.  You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

For Contact- Moninya Roughan A/Prof School of Mathematics and Statistics

Email:  [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 21 May 2018

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