University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Research Fellow in High Impact Weather under Climate Change

Australia

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Research Fellow in High Impact Weather under Climate Change

Job no: 0062058 Location: Parkville Role type: Fixed-term for 3 years Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Identify, describe, and analyse high-impact weather events beyond temperature and rainfall alone, using advanced modelling tools and collaborating with industry partners.
  • The opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research within a supportive and vibrant Centre community, providing unparalleled networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This role is a three-year postdoctoral fellowship as part of the new ARC Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century. It focuses on studying high-impact weather events beyond traditional measures, using advanced modelling tools to analyse trends and variability. Funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, it offers collaboration opportunities with industry partners and is part of a supportive research community across universities. Led by Dr. Andrew King at the University of Melbourne, it contributes to understanding climate change's impact on Australia's weather.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct novel research that advances understanding of high-impact weather in Australia.
  • Communicate research findings by publishing in highly ranked journals, presenting at relevant conferences and contributing to public-facing communications.
  • Interact with Centre of Excellence industry partners to increase usability of findings.
  • Assist with supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research students.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will ideally have expertise in meteorology and climate science, a strong research background with publications, and the ability to engage in collaborative partnerships. Additionally, you should excel in communication, teamwork, meeting deadlines, and independently managing research projects.

    You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in Climate Science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Your New Team – “ The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences “ The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was formally established in 2021, following the merger of the Schools of Geography and Earth Sciences. The new School synergises discipline strengths in geography, atmospheric science and geoscience.

    The School offers undergraduate and graduate research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science. The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences. In addition to internationally recognised discipline expertise, we have strengths in a number of multi-disciplinary areas including: climate change; resource futures; space, place and social change; environmental hazards; Indigenous knowledge; and Earth system interactions.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

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    Advertised: 26 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 23 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details

    Title

    Research Fellow in High Impact Weather under Climate Change

    Employer

    University of Melbourne

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 23, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Geosciences,Physics,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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