Associate Director, ACCESS-NRI

Canberra, Australia
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 3
Salary package: Negotiable salary package
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) until December 2023

Bring your leadership and technical experience to these exciting new senior leadership positions developing and supporting the predictive models that underpin Australia's climate and weather research.

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint two Associate Directors of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator – National Research Infrastructure (ACCESS-NRI). ACCESS is a suite of software that lies at the heart of Australia’s outstanding climate and weather modelling capability. ACCESS is used by CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian research community, and outputs are relied upon by governments and businesses.

The Associate Director (Model Development) and Associate Director (Release Management and User Support) will provide strategic leadership to the project across portfolios delivering improvements to the ACCESS models (including ocean, atmospheric, land and coupled models), and delivering the mechanisms and support required to make the software more accessible to all Australian researchers.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Candidate enquiries: Mr Iain McLaughlin, E:

Position Description: Download FilePosition Description_SM3_AD.pdf

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and may be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.