Picture: Hurricanes Iselle and Julio Nearing the Hawaiian Islands. Credit: NASA.

Job No.: 622857

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 30-month fixed-term appointment.

Remuneration: $70,789 – $96,074 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation).

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

This newly created Research Fellow position is fully funded by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). The role will not only contribute to but also benefit from being a part of the CLEX community. The Centre’s research agenda encompasses interconnected research programs focused on Weather and Climate Interactions, Drought, Attribution and Risk, and Ocean Extremes. CLEX is a major seven-year initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is led by UNSW Sydney and partners with Monash, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University and The University of Tasmania alongside a suite of national and international partner organisations.

As part of the Attribution and Risk Research Program (RP) of CLEX, the Research Fellow will investigate tropical to extratropical interactions in terms of the weather features, such as Rossby wave breaking and dry fronts, through which many high-impact extreme events are realised.

As the successful applicant, you will have a doctoral qualification in atmospheric or climate science or a closely related discipline (or equivalent accreditation and standing). You will investigate the ability of the current CMIP6 class and higher resolution climate models to capture these processes, for example, the connections between tropical convection and extratropical waves and how these processes have and will change in response to anthropogenic climate change. 

This role is a full-time position; however, part-time and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.

Enquiries: Professor Julie Arblaster, School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, +61 3 9905 4411

Position Description:  Research Fellow

Closing Date: 11:55pm AEST, Sunday, August, 29, 2021.