Research Fellow, Pacific Decadal Variability

Melbourne, Australia
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

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  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. Discover more at  

The Opportunity

The School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment (SEAE) is pleased to welcome applications from talented and ambitious scientists to fill a two-year research fellowship (Level A) in Atmospheric Science in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. SEAE at Monash has broad interests across the full range of Earth sciences (see

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is a major seven-year initiative that brings together five of Australia’s leading universities and a suite of national and international partners. Our goal is to transform our understanding of past and present climate extremes and revolutionize our capability to predict them into the future. We are seeking a talented postdoctoral research fellow to help us realise this vision.

To succeed in this role, you will have a PhD, good quantitative skills, and expertise in a relevant field such as climate modelling, climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology, mathematics, etc.

The research project will combine observational analysis and numerical modelling approaches to understand the causes of decadal-scale climate variability in the tropical Pacific Ocean and the influence of such variability on tropical weather and climate extremes. The successful applicant will conduct research focusing on the role of inter-basin interactions in determining the evolution of tropical Pacific decadal variability and how these interactions are mediated by the atmospheric circulation. The research may include idealised and comprehensive modelling of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system and statistical analysis of observed and modelled climate extremes depending on the interests of the successful applicant and the requirements of the project.

The role will be based at the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and the work will be carried out in close collaboration with other Centre of Excellence researchers at Monash University and the other four Centre of Excellence nodes across Australia.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research of the highest international quality and to publish the results in world-leading journals and present them at major national and international conferences.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to make this role a success, your application is most welcomed. This role is a full-time position; however, flexible-working arrangements are possible. Your application must address the selection criteria.

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Dr Shayne McGregor, Senior Lecturer (Climate) and ARC Future Fellow, +61 3 9902 0423

Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 25 May 2018, 11:55 pm AEST