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Research Fellow in Atmospheric Modelling in Parkville, Australia – Visa Sponsorship Available


We are seeking an experienced postdoctoral scientist in atmospheric modelling to contribute to a new high-resolution coupled modelling system, focusing on atmospheric convection and weather-climate interactions. Funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century, this role offers networking opportunities and involvement in cutting-edge climate research.

Job Title: Research Fellow in Atmospheric Modelling

Location: Parkville
Role type: Fixed-term for 4 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Configure and develop the atmospheric component of a high-resolution coupled modelling system, focusing on atmospheric convection, air-sea interaction, and weather-climate interactions.
  • The opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research, providing unparalleled networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Significantly contribute towards the research effort of the Centre’s Modelling Science Team and develop research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy.
  • Conduct internationally competitive research, resulting in publications in high impact journals.
  • Contribute to training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students.
  • Actively participate at Centre and School meetings and contribute to planning activities or committee work within the Centre, School and discipline.

Who We Are Looking For
You will ideally have a strong aptitude for independent research with a solid publication record and the ability to prepare reports. Additionally, you should demonstrate a desire to build an academic career, excel in communication and collaboration, and possess strong organizational skills to meet deadlines efficiently.

You will also have:

  • Completed a PhD in atmospheric science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in atmospheric modelling, including model experimentation.
  • Demonstrated experience with high-performance computing, including working on large codes in a version controlled environment.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for independent research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn’t have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – “The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences“
The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences synergizes discipline strengths in geography, atmospheric science and geoscience. The School offers undergraduate and graduate research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science. The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences.

In addition to internationally recognised discipline expertise, we have strengths in a number of multi-disciplinary areas including: climate change; resource futures; space, place and social change; environmental hazards; Indigenous knowledge; and Earth system interactions. With strengths in both the spatial (local to global) and temporal (deep time as well as recent) dimensions of environmental change, the School is committed to achieving a better future for our students, society and the environment.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at hr********@un*****.au, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled “Reasonable Adjustments Request”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the )

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at hr********@un*****.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the .

Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 25 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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