Basin Genesis Hub Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Geosciences
Faculty of Science

  • Be part of a research team focussed on basin tectonics and on surface dynamics of ancient landscapes
  • Part-time (FTE 0.5), Fixed-Term 2 Years, Camperdown location
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a. (pro-rata) plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for Basin Genesis Hub Research Fellow to focus on research on surface dynamic processes of ancient landscapes with a primary focus on the North West Shelf of Australia, but not restricted to this region. The fellow will use a combination of numerical modelling, geochemical proxies and geological observations to unravel the link between deep Earth processes, tectonic processes and surface processes controlling the flux of sediments from the continent interior to the continental margin. The fellow will work closely with other members of the Basin Genesis Hub at the University of Sydney as well as external partners.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Fellow role within the School of Geosciences, who will be responsible to conduct extensive experience with:

  • A PhD in sedimentology, surface-process/morphodynamic modelling, landscape evolution, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Competence with surface numerical modelling tools (e.g. Badlands) and/or physical modelling, and technical computer programming languages such as python and/or R
  • Experience in the use of geochronology and thermochronology to unravel the denudation and sediment dispersal of ancient landscapes (source-to-sink systems).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in geology/geophysicsor a relevant science discipline, experience in undergraduate teaching, and a track record of research and publication in geology/geophysics.

About us

The School of Geosciences has a strong reputation for the quality of its research and teaching in geology and geophysics. Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2116/1018F to apply.

Due to VISA restrictions on sponsoring part-time employment, an employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Candidates holding their own Visa for the full duration of the vacancy are eligible to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 12 November 2018 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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