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

Job No.: 627421

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year 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 position is a part of the Weather and Climate Interactions Research Program (RP) supported by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX).

As a Research Fellow you will focus on the interaction between tropical large-scale climate variability and change, and how it impacts weather systems in the Australian extra tropical regions. You will focus on designing, conducting, and analysing global atmospheric model simulations to evaluate the physical mechanisms on how the tropics affect such weather systems and related extreme weather events. In this role you will combine model simulation results with observations to investigate the underlying process and test hypotheses. Additionally with the support of the CLEX Knowledge Brokerage Team, you will communicate and partner with stakeholders outside academia. You will have opportunities to occasionally contribute to teaching where they directly relate to your CLEX research project(s) and give advice to postgraduate students.

As the successful candidate you will have a doctoral qualification in atmospheric or climate science or a closely related discipline or equivalent accreditation and standing. You will also have experience in researching one or several of the areas of large-scale climate dynamics, tropical climate variability, dynamical meteorology, climate modelling or a related field. Your ability to analyse large data sets and to solve complex problems by using innovative diagnostic and modelling skills will guide your success in this role.

The position can be full time or part time and flexible-working arrangements are possible.

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PAssociate Professor Dietmar Dommenget, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, +61 3 9905 4495 or dietmar.dommenget@monash.edu

Position Description: Research Fellow

Closing Date: Monday 20 December 2021, 11:55pm AEDT