Research Fellow in Water Forecasting via ResearchGate

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, , AU

Research Fellow in Hydroclimate Forecasting
Melbourne School of Engineering

Level A: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a. (PhD Entry Level is $86,415 p.a.) OR Level B: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation

Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience

About University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time. We align our research to help improve and contribute to our society & communities to help create a better world for us all to live in.

About Melbourne School of Engineering
At MSE, what seems simple on the outside is incredibly complex on the inside. Our journey starts with our students, and our student numbers have rapidly grown as we embark on our transformational strategy, the MSE 2025. The Water, Environment and Agriculture Program is one of the innovation platforms under this strategy. Our large multi-disciplinary team conducts world-class research with a focus on highly innovative solutions, implemented with maximum impact, to create a sustainable water future for Australia and worldwide.

The role
An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to join the Water, Environment and Agriculture research team to conduct leading edge research in ensemble hydroclimate forecasting and in applications of forecasts to management of water resources and hazards. In this role, you will collaborate to enhance interdisciplinary research within the University and with outside organisations. You will work with external water information and management agencies to develop and deliver research projects to meet technological requirements of users and publish research in high quality peer reviewed journals.

Your Profile

  • You will have a PhD in environmental engineering, earth system sciences, environmental sensing, applied mathematics, computing sciences or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level of research experience in mathematical, statistical and computer modelling, in dealing with large data sets, and in using high performance computing.
  • A strong track record of quality research as evidenced by research publications in high-quality journals, conferences and technical reports.

What else?
In return, we offer a highly competitive remuneration packages that include great perks such as; discounted parking, tailored training and gym discounts. We also have a family friendly approach and initiatives to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance with child care facilities, a variety of Uni-flex working options and generous leave.

How to apply
Please refer to the online application form and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.
We ask that you please provide brief statements to the ‘essential’ selection criteria outlined in the position description (one-page only).

While we take a look at your application, we encourage you to get to know us more through our website and social media channels.

Close date: 4 Jul 2018   

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

About the employer

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and classified among the top 40 universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, renowned for delivering learning & teaching programs, we are deeply connected to business, government and the community through our research and impact, all to achieve and contribute to a better society which helps transform our lives.