Research Fellow in Climate and Fluid Physics – ANU

The Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic program in Earth and Marine Science, and was 9th in the 2018 QS world rankings by discipline. Our research agenda covers all aspects of the Earth system, from climate change through to deep earth processes; from the distant past to future projections. We take pride in pursuing fundamental research questions, in our high quality research, and in the impact of that research upon society.

We seek applications from motivated and creative scientists for a new tenure-track position in Climate & Fluid Physics. You will have the opportunity to develop and lead a world-class research portfolio, and will contribute to research-led teaching and research training activities in Climate & Fluid Physics. We aim to attract candidates who can undertake novel research on the fluid dynamics of the climate system, including turbulence and circulation of the ocean and atmosphere.

Position overview

The Climate & Fluid Physics group at the Research School of Earth Sciences conducts groundbreaking research into the dynamics and thermodynamics of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and land surface. Our current research profile includes the fluid mechanics of basal melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, the development of Australia’s next high-resolution global ocean-sea ice model (ACCESS-OM2) and thermodynamic approaches that integrate water cycle observations and modelling across land and ocean domains. Through this position, we are looking to strengthen our capacity in fundamental and applied fluid mechanics.

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

This position will be for an initial period of seven years, with the option of renewal or conversion at the end of the appointment.

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses
and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus.

College Overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

For additional information, please contact A/Prof Andy Hogg via email:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: 

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria of the level that you wish to apply for
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

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