Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, School of Civil and Environmental

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Sydney, Australia
Sep 12, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 20, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Opportunity

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest School in the Faculty of Engineering with over 3,300 students and an operating budget of over $23 million.

The Research Associate will contribute towards the effort of a recently awarded Australia Research Council Linkage Project in the field of Coastal Engineering that, along with our national and international university, government and industry partners, is aimed at developing the underpinning scientific knowledge and technical framework for a national-scale coastal erosion Early Warning System (EWS).

The Research Associate reports to Professor Ian Turner.

  • Salary: Level A/B $95,449 - $126,386 (AUD) + 9.5% superannuation & Annual Leave loading
  • 36 mth fixed term contract
  • Full-time position
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Level A

  • Conduct research in the area of assimilating real-time observations and models (numerical/empirical/ML) within a suitable EWS forecasting platform, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Assist with coastal field data collection.
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Support teaching in the School including but not limited to demonstrating and marking, assisting course administration, subject material development and other duties as required by the supervisor or Head of School.
  • Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others Level B (in addition to above)
  • More significant contribution to the project and lead areas of the project where the opportunity arises.
  • Supervision of PhD and research students.
  • Create a scholarly impact in the discipline which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Achieve a citation rate or proportion of research outputs in most prestigious outlets in line with discipline and leading universities.
  • Participates in the definition of research directions and actively contributes to the coordination of research activities and research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Independently seek and apply for external funding opportunities to grow and enhance the research project.
  • Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached position description below.

Within your application, you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description.

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position include qualification verification.

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Ian Turner


Applications close: 11:50 pm, Sunday 20th Oct 2019 (AEST)

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.