Research Fellow / Fellow (Institute for Water Futures)

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra, ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

Classification: Academic Level B or Level C
Salary package: $99,809 – $133,202 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Tenure Track or Continuing 

Institute overview:

The Australian National University (ANU) made a major and on-going investment in water research through its National Institute Grant to establish the Institute for Water Futures (IWF). The IWF brings together researchers in 10 water-related positions from across sciences, social sciences, humanities and public policy within the ANU and has established research partnerships with state and federal water agencies, and other research organisations. The IWF mission is to support sustainable water futures and to identify transformative, innovative and robust strategies to resolve the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

The IWF is seeking to recruit several highly motivated and capable early career water researchers from multiple disciplines and areas of expertise. The successful candidates will be expected to work in collaboration with ANU colleagues, research partners including Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Murray Darling Basin Authority, NSW Department of Industry Queensland Water Modelling Network, Atlas of living Australia and communities to effectively respond to real-world water challenges facing Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions.  Working for the IWF, the successful candidates will be actively collaborating with key stakeholders and researchers as part of an inter-disciplinary water research team and will be effectively contributing to the research and teaching program at the IWF.

Position overview:

The IWF and the Research School of Earth Sciences seek an established advanced early- or mid-career researcher with proven expertise in the use of remote sensing Earth observations to study water-related processes on Earth. The successful candidate will be required to teach as well as build a research program that will include the development of capability (software and analysis) to exploit remote sensing missions – such as GRACE/GRACE Follow-On, SMOS, SMAP,SWOT plus future missions – to study changes in water resources on Earth. Our ideal candidate will be eager to contribute their high-level technical skills to a dynamic, interdisciplinary team aligned with IWF goals and directions.

For further information about these roles, please contact Professor Paul Tregoning, E: [email protected]

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We welcome and develop applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each selection criteria
  • A proposed research program for the next 5-10 years
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including 2 recent referees
  • Supporting documents

Applications which do not provide a proposed research program or do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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