Research Associate in Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Dynamics

Canberra, Australia
05 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting with FREE parking
  • FREE Onsite GYM, pool and Indoor Sports Centre
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities
  • Location: Canberra, Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

The School of Science is one of four Schools at UNSW Canberra and comprises approximately 50 academic staff and 69 postgraduate students supported by 12 professional and technical staff. The School encompasses the disciplines of Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics & Statistics, Oceanography and Physics.

About the role

  • Level A - $95,449 to $102,091 per annum (+9.5% super and leave loading)
  • Fixed term (16 months starting in February 2020)
  • Full-time

UNSW Canberra has an opportunity for a Research Associate in Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Dynamics. You will work within the Sino-Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM) to conduct quality research in hydrodynamics and sediment transport dynamics in estuaries and coastal oceans.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD in physical oceanography, sediment transport dynamics or ocean modelling, or related field
  • Proven experience in conducting quality research in hydrodynamics and sediment transport dynamics in estuaries and coastal oceans
  • Experience and skill in ocean observation and field works
  • Experience using data visualisation software and web design (e.g., Matlab, html)
  • Excellent communications both verbal and written
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety and knowledge of equal opportunity principles

How to apply:

If you want to continue your research in sediment transport dynamics in a collaborative and supportive environment please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria


Professor Xiao Hua Wang

P: 02 6268 88473


Eugene Aves (Talent Acquisition Consultant)

P: 02 9385 3475


Applications close: 11:30 pm (AEST), Tuesday 3rd September 2019

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