Research Associate in Water Resources Modelling

University of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 503263
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

This role will be based within the UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) based within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. You will develop and test new approaches to water resources modelling, which might include the development or application of Bayesian inference methods, machine learning, applications with remote sensing data, or novel approaches to uncertainty quantification.

This position will give you the opportunity to contribute to research projects in the wider UNSW research group and to lead areas of projects when appropriate. As well as developing your research skills and output across contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals you will be participating in conferences and workshops, actively engaging with industry partners, and supervising honours and HDR Students.

The Research Associate reports to Professor Lucy Marshall and has nil direct reports.

  • Level B – Salary, $110,459 to $130,215 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 36 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

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 in hydrology, civil and/or environmental engineering or related area.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Proven 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervisor honours and postgraduate research students.
  • 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 click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Prof Lucy Marshall – Associate Dean Research

E: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:45 pm on Tuesday 30th November 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: 02 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time





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