Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology and Climate Change

University of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 502953
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will be based in the UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) which is a research centre of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Conducting research in the field of catchment hydrology under climate change you will contribute to the development and testing of new hydrologic model structures that will be more robust under climate change. This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output across contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops, and actively engaging with industry partners.

The role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow reports to Scientia Associate Professor Fiona Johnson and has no direct reports.

  • Research Associate positions available
  • Level A – Salary, $98,342 to $105,185 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 18 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia
  • Due to the current travel restrictions into Australia, we will be giving preference to applications from candidates currently residing in Australia and/or having Australian working rights.

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

Skills & Experience:

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in hydrology, hydroclimatology or related area.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Strong modelling skills in R, Python, Matlab or similar programming languages. Experience in High Performance Computing environments is highly desirable.
  • Experience in developing and calibrating conceptual catchment models. Previous experience in ecohydrologic modelling will be highly regarded.
  • An understanding of catchment evapotranspiration processes
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for these positions can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the skills and experience (2 pages maximum). Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:55 pm on Sunday 19th September 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 06 Sep 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 19 Sep 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time