Postdoctoral Research Fellow B, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Adelaide, Australia
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term, full-time position available for 2 years

An exciting postdoctoral research position working at the forefront of stochastic hydrology and climate risk assessments

Working closely with world-leading researchers in the University of Adelaide’s Water Research Centre, the successful applicant will develop scalable software tools that will enable industry and government stakeholders to quantify and effectively manage their climate risks.

The project builds upon a rich set of algorithms and tools that have been developed and published by the University of Adelaide research team for risk assessment and stress-testing systems to climate variability and change. The successful candidate will further develop and refine these tools, focusing on improving functionality, performance, accessibility and applicability for a wide range of use-cases. There will also be numerous opportunities to drive fundamental advances in stochastic space-time modelling techniques that can address real world problems related to climate risks.

There are likely to be significant opportunities to both develop original research outcomes and work closely with industry to co-create tools that will maximise the utility of the tools to a broad set of application areas.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in hydrology, climatology, stochastic modelling, statistics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in computer programming (e.g. R, Matlab, Fortran, C, and/or Python) and/or developing high-quality software packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong track record of producing high-quality scientific publications and presentations.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a proven record of completing set tasks on time, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 21 November2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Michael Leonard
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
P: +61 (8) 8313 4319

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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