University of Newcastle

Callaghan NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Job Title:Hydrogeologist
College:College of Engineering, Science and Environment
School:Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Business Unit: 
Classification:Level B
Location:Callaghan Campus
External Ad Expiration Date:17/05/2022

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.   

  • Join a team of researchers working on contaminant dynamics in the terrestrial ecosystem
  • Bring your working knowledge of MODFLOW-USG, machine learning and block chain technology
  • Based at the Callaghan Campus.

Be part of positive change in our communities

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability. 

When we look ahead, we are motivated by the opportunities we see. We are driven by the challenges we need to solve and we are stirred by the future we can imagine.   

Be challenged and imagine with us 

The Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER) is an internationally recognised research and development facility at the University of Newcastle, within the College of Engineering, Science and Environment. The Centre has international research collaborations and research sponsorship spanning Asia, Europe and North America. Through fundamental and applied research with industry and the community, GCER aims to safeguard people’s social, economic and physical health and wellbeing by developing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable technologies and solutions that reduce the impact of pollutants on the environment.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Conducting research in contaminant transport in the unsaturated and saturated zone 
  • Instrumentation and monitoring of groundwater flows and water quality
  • Compiling geological data and developing geological models
  • Machine Learning and AI approach to metadata analyses
  • Providing advice to other professionals about civil works associated with water-related projects and activities
  • Preparing reports, publications on sites, data collection and quality

This is a 12-month, full time role, based at the Callaghan campus.

How will you inspire us?  

Ideally, you will be highly motivated and organised with an appreciation of conceptual hydrogeological models. In addition, you will:

Be PhD (civil engineering/ hydrogeology) qualified, with significant expertise and experience in applied numerical modelling.

Have relevant operational experience in a water-related role (surface water and/or groundwater management)

Have systems experience, be goal-orientated and highly organised, self-driven, with outstanding written and verbal communication skills

For additional information on the position contact Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu on 0407 720 257 or [email protected]

Why commit to us? 

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia. 

The remuneration for this position is from $103,221 FTE + 17% superannuation.  

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance  

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 

Your application must include: 

  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role
  • CV/Resume; including contact details for a minimum of two relevant referees. Your CV/Resume should be a maximum of five pages
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed in the Position Description.

Your response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

Before submitting your application please read the important information and useful tips on what to include – available via this link: Submitting your application

Additional information about our application process is available via this link: Application Process

If you have any difficulties uploading your application, please email: [email protected]

Please click here to access the Position Description

Closing date: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 11.59pm

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

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