Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Tasmania

Job no: 492359
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Academic – Research Focus

Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia.  The University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.

The University of Tasmania is at a critical point in its journey experiencing one of the fastest growth periods in its history.  IMAS is a leading global institution for temperate marine, Southern Ocean, and Antarctic studies, and offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Hobart’s marine and Antarctic research community numbers about 1000 staff at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Marine and Atmospheric Research (CSIRO), and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

The Postdoctoral Associate will play a significant role in conducting research linked with an ARC Discovery Project on “Understanding spread in regional sea level rise projections: the role of changing ocean properties and circulation processes”, under the guidance of three Chief Investigators, and in support to the World Climate Research Project (WCRP) Grand Challenge on Sea Level, through the Flux-Anomaly-Forced Model Intercomparison Project (FAFMIP) protocol (

In this role you will:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities, by playing a leading role in the success of the Discovery Project research plan on “Understanding Spread in Sea Level Rise Projections”.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to the successful (co-)supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for the appointed Level A or B.
  • Take major responsibility for conducting research to ensure that ARC Project reporting requirements are fulfilled and deadlines met, and also contribute to public communications to disseminate research findings in collaboration with Project investigators.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and inter/nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, and/or wider community.

Applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (physical oceanography, mathematics, physics, meteorology) and a research record that has made quantitative contributions to science in physical oceanography, meteorology, physics or maths, demonstrated by quality publications and/or presentations at conferences.  You will also have demonstrated experience with high performance computer and scientific programming skills and will have an ability to process and analyse large datasets.

This role is a full-time, fixed-term appointment (part-time can be negotiated) and will spend time working between Melbourne, Victoria (CSIRO) and Hobart, Tasmania (UTAS).  Appointment to these roles will be at Academic Level A or Academic Level B:

Appointment to this role at Academic Level A will have a total remuneration package of up to $102,849 comprising base salary within the range of $65,798 – $87,905 plus 17% superannuation.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level B will have a total remuneration package of up to $127,369 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 – 108,862 plus 17% superannuation.

The closing date for applications is 14 March 2018.  For further information regarding this position please contact Dr Catia Domingues on 61 3 9239 4411 or email

Applications must as a minimum include a résumé, a cover letter and responses to the position criteria contained in the position description. Applications for this position should be made via the University of Tasmania website at

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