Research Associate (Water Research Centre (WRC))

University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest School in the Faculty of Engineering with over 3,300 students and an operating budget of over $23 million. The School has 48 full time academic staff, 30 professional and technical staff and 80 research only appointments. The School’s mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society. For further information about the School, please visit

The Opportunity

The UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) is a research centre of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Researchers at the WRC are active in research of a wide range of water and waste related projects. The Research Associate is required to contribute to a research project aimed at enhancing satellite retrievals of soil moisture and other hydrologic variables for us in a range of assessment and modelling applications. The role of Research Associate reports to Professor Ashish Sharma and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, $77,336 - $104,143 + superannuation
  • Full time – 12 Month Fixed Term
  • 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. This position is within the Faculty of Engineering.


• PhD in Engineering or a 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.

• Experience in Semi-Distributed Hydrological Modelling and specifically with SMART for ecohydrological simulations across Australia.

• Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.

• Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for these positions can be found in the position description via the advert on

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

Please apply online via Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed on the UNSW Jobs website. 


Nikki Hayes


Applications close: 11:50pm, 13 October 2020