Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Modelling

Canberra, Australia
17 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic (Level A)
Salary package: $73,309 – $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

The Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic program in Earth and Marine Science, and 9th ranking in the 2018 QS world rankings by discipline. Our research agenda covers all aspects of the earth system, from climate change through to deep earth processes; from the distant past to future projections. We take pride in pursuing fundamental research questions, in our high-quality research, and in the impact of that research upon society.

The Climate & Fluid Physics group at the Research School of Earth Sciences conducts ground breaking research into the dynamics and thermodynamics of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and land surface. Our current research profile includes the physics of ocean circulation near Antarctica, the development of Australia’s next high-resolution global ocean-sea ice model (ACCESS-OM2) and laboratory studies into the fluid mechanics of ocean processes. Through this position, we are looking to strengthen our capacity in modelling ocean circulation around the Antarctic margins.

We seek applications from motivated and creative scientists for a 2-year, fixed term postdoctoral position in Ocean Modelling, based in the Climate & Fluid Physics group at the Research School of Earth Sciences. The role will include analysing high-resolution ocean model simulations to examine mechanisms for warming of Antarctic continental shelf waters and (depending upon interest) may also involve contributing to the development of new ultra-high resolution regional model configurations. The successful applicant will have a strong research profile in dynamical oceanography, and experience in ocean modelling.

The project is part of a collaboration between ANU, UNSW and GFDL, Princeton, which is focused on using model simulations to enhance our understanding of fundamental climate dynamics, with the ultimate goal of improving predictions of the ocean's role in climate change.

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For further information please contact Dr Adele Morrison, E: or Prof. Andy Hogg, E:

Closing date: 17 November 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral_Fellow_Ocean_Modelling.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.