Internal Grant-Funded Researcher A/B, Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Posted
20 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2020
Ref
503769
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Level A or B ($86,587 – $115,495) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position for 3 years, starting March 2020

Conduct cutting edge research in sedimentology, stratigraphy and salt tectonics in order to solve problems in interpreting the subsurface that are of direct relevance to the petroleum industry, both within Australia and globally.

In this role, you will contribute to improving understanding of the stratigraphy of the Adelaide Rift Complex whilst also contributing to global themes in geology such as geochronology, basin analysis and Neoproterozoic Earth.

It is expected that as the successful candidate, you will develop a strong local and global network of collaborators, spanning academia, government and industry. There will be opportunities for travel within Australia in order to meet with interested companies, and to conduct fieldwork in the Ikara - Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

The role will be research-focused (80%), with an expectation of some contribution to teaching and School business (e.g. external engagement), with opportunities for leadership and skills development.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • A higher degree or near completion (PhD or equivalent) or in sedimentary geology, with a specialisation in at least one of the areas of expertise outlined below.
    • Sedimentology and stratigraphy of clastic and mixed clastic-carbonate strata
    • Salt tectonics
    • Petroleum geoscience (subsurface data analysis)
  • Ability to work constructively within a research group that includes students, post-doctoral researchers, senior academic staff, professional staff and collaborators that include professional geoscientists and engineers from industry and government, and under the direction of a supervisor.
  • The ability to lead substantial fieldwork campaigns in remote locations with minimal supervision, and to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines.
  • Experience in teaching University students and/or professionals.
  • Evidence of ability to undertake, complete and write-up scientific research.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B you will need:

  • A PhD in sedimentary geology with specialisation in one of the areas of expertise outlined below.
    • Sedimentology and stratigraphy of clastic and mixed clastic-carbonate strata
    • Salt tectonics
    • Petroleum geoscience (subsurface data analysis)
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively within a research group that includes students, post-doctoral researchers, senior academic staff, professional staff and collaborators that include professional geoscientists and engineers from industry and government, and under the direction of a supervisor.
  • A track record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Proven ability to lead substantial fieldwork campaigns in remote locations with minimal supervision, and to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines.

Additional details can be found in the selection criteria below.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity, We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.

To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements 
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

Learn more at: ecms.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/503769/grant-funded-researcher-ab-australian-school-of-petroleum-energy-resources

Please address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.

Application close 11:55 pm, 20 February 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Kathryn Amos
Head of School, Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources
P: +61 (8) 8313 4309
E: kathryn.amos@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.