Postdoctoral Research Associate in carbonate platform numerical modeling

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
05 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Geosciences
Faculty of Science

Reference no. 621/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in high quality research
  • Full-time, fixed term for 1 year (remuneration package: $106K-$114K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

About the opportunity
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working as a member of both the EarthByte & Geocoastal Research Groups in the School of Geosciences as part of 1-year Sydney Research Excellence Initiative project.

The position will focus on using observational carbonate reef geology to design and calibrate numerical carbonate stratigraphic models under different forcing conditions related to sediment input and ocean/wave dynamic evolution. Ultimately your work will advance our understanding of how reefs and carbonate platforms develop in the context of sea level change, lateral and vertical motion of continental shelves, ocean circulation and changing sediment input.  The project will also address the question: how does the demise of reefs and carbonate platforms influence the global carbon cycle?

The position involves collaboration between the School of Geosciences with the Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) and the Centre for Translational Data Science (CTDS).  The SIH is focused on the management of data, high-performance computing and the translation of data science into applications while the CTDS is a research centre specialised in developing new methods, technologies and tools for data science.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

The successful person will have;

  • a Ph.D. in Computational Geophysics/Oceanography or similar fields
  • strong numerical skills expertise including knowledge of Python and HPC
  • research track record that shows potential to be of international standing
  • demonstrated willingness to engage with computational geoscience
  • an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including other postdocs, technical and academic members of staff, and research students
  • a capacity to write successful research proposals

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 5 May 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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