Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Earth Dynamics

Canberra, Australia
29 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Level A/B
Salary package: $73,309 $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (1 year)

  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia‚Äôs leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia, and ranked 9th in the world for Earth and marine sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).

We take a broad view in addressing the big challenges of Earth sciences, seeking to answer questions ranging from the origins of the Earth, to understanding climate change. We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational.

We are innovators: seeking to develop new experimental, analytical or computational methods, underpinned by in-house engineering and electronics workshops and our highly specialised technical staff.

Our cutting-edge research is led by our academic staff, and provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.

Our facilities include the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Micropode (SHRIMP) that was developed at ANU to analyse geological materials.

The Position

Based in the department of Earth Dynamics within the Research School of Earth Sciences the position will support a leading research project that:

  • Generate estimates of total water storage changes over Australia using space gravity data
  • Assess the capability of remote sensing data to monitor groundwater changes in the Great Artesian Basin

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For further information please contact Dr Paul Tregoning, T: +61 2 6125 5510 E: 

Closing date: 4 December 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral or Research Fellow.docx

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.

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