Physical Oceanographer, Southern Ocean Circulation

Hobart, Australia
23 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate - Physical Oceanographer (Southern Ocean Change) 

  • Fixed-term, three (3) year contract
  • Based in Hobart

The University of Tasmania is pleased to host the operation and activities of the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership – a new research program funded through the Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The AAPP brings together government and non-government entities to deliver and lead a significant part of the national Antarctic science program. The partnership includes the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Geoscience Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the Tasmanian State Government and Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).

The AAPP will carry out research to understand the role of the Antarctic region in the global climate system and the implications for marine ecosystems, by enabling collaborative research aligned with the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan and Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.

The Opportunity

The Research Associate – Physical Oceanographer (Southern Ocean Change) will be a member of Theme 2: The Nature and Impacts of Southern Ocean Change. This position will also contribute to biogeochemical studies in Theme 2 (ocean carbon storage, iron supply) and studies in Theme 1 (ocean – ice shelf interaction, ocean response to climate change).

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position please contact Steve Rintoul, / (03) 6232 5393.
  • For further information about the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP) please contact Richard Coleman, Program Leader, / (03) 6226 2108.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 23 June 2019. 11:55 pm

The terms and conditions of this position will be as described in the University of Tasmania Staff Agreement, and applicable University Ordinances and Policies