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Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences

Canberra, Australia
$ 80,914 - $ 101,560 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Closing date
17 May 2024

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $ 80,914 - $ 101,560 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing Contingent Funded for up to 24 months

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions and a variety of salary packaging options
  • Generous parental leave entitlements (26 weeks paid leave and 4 weeks career re-entry assistance)
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, and ranked 11th in the world for Earth and marine sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

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 Microprobe (SHRIMP) that was developed at ANU to analyse geological materials.

The Position

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Candidate to join our team at the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), a leader in Earth Sciences in Australia and globally renowned for its contributions to the field. This position is initially limited to two years, with potential for extension for an additional year. It focuses on the numerical modelling of forward and inverse problems of groundwater flow, both in Australia and internationally.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Institute for Water Futures (IWF), leveraging ANU’s robust investment in water research. The IWF combines expertise from a range of disciplines and maintains research partnerships with key organisations like CSIRO and MDBA.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have:

  • PhD in a related field (e.g., geophysical fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, scientific software development) or imminent completion (within six months of appointment start).
  • Demonstrable track record of independent research in relevant fields.
  • Proficiency in Python and experience in developing and validating finite element software in a scientific context.
  • Experience with High-Performance Computing environments.
  • Familiarity with software frameworks such as Firedrake, PETSc, and dolfin-adjoint.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information about the position please contact Dr. Sia Ghelichkhan on T: +61 261257789 E:

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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