Computational Geoscientist

Brisbane, Australia
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning.

The role

The successful appointee will be working on the development and application of advanced large-scale inversion techniques for non-seismic geophysical data using parallel computers at UQ and at the Australia's supercomputer infrastructure. The work will support the NCRIS Australian Earth and Geospatial Science project, see The successful appointee will be engaged with staff and students of the computational geophysics group of Associate Professor Lutz Gross at UQ and other scientists in Australia and overseas.

The person

Applicants will possess a PhD or MSc in geophysics, applied mathematics, scientific computing or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in solving practical geophysical inversion problems using parallel computers and comes with a background in theoretical and applied geophysics, numerical methods and scientific computing.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: Applications are also encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment until 31 December 2018 (with possible extension) at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Computation GeoScientist - PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Lutz Gross on +61 7 3346 4114 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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