Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences

Perth, Australia
Jun 12, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 09, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • An opportunity exists for a researcher with experience in geological barriers on groundwater flow and solute transport
  • Salary range: Level B ($100,374 - $118,776 p.a.) plus 17% superannuation
  • Full time and 3 year fixed term appointment

Faculty of Science

School of Earth Sciences

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About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will join a collaborative team of researchers on an ARC Linkage project focused on understanding the effect of geological barriers on groundwater flow and solute transport. The appointee will contribute to the design of a field-sampling program, and work independently to perform data analysis including conceptual model development and numerical analysis with a focus on assimilating geologic, geophysical and hydro chemical data.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in hydrogeology or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct hydrogeological studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high impact scientific journals
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including collaborators in the project and scientific peers
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work within budgets and report according to specifications
  • Experience in combining and evaluating diverse data sets including geophysics, geochemical and hydrogeological data in the development of Hydrogeological conceptual and/or numerical models (desirable)

About you

To succeed in this position, you will possess strong communication and collaboration skills with proven ability to work effectively in a team as well as externally with industry and government departments.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Thursday, 9 July 2020

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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