Picture: Southwestern Australia pre-winter storm. Credit: NASA

Job No.: 622907

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 the 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.

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 Weather and Climate Interactions Research Program (RP) of CLEX, the Research Fellow will develop and apply advanced dynamical diagnostic techniques to understand the part played by tropical low pressures systems in extreme rainfall in the northern part of Australia. Special emphasis will be on the dynamical processes that lead such systems to stall.

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 use large observational and reanalysis data sets to investigate the underlying process and will carry out and analyse global atmospheric model simulations to test hypotheses.

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

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Professor Christian Jakob, School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, +61 431 286 955, christian.jakob@monash.edu

Position Description: Research Fellow

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