Postdoctoral position – UNSW

The UNSW Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre comprising the largest university research facilities of its kind in Australia, administered within the School of BEES in the Faculty of Science. The CCRC houses research expertise in atmospheric dynamics, physical oceanography and terrestrial processes. The CCRC is co-located with the lead nodes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and the ARC Centres of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

About the role

  • $91k – $121k plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed term for two years with possibility of extension
  • Full-time

The successful applicant will have strong background in physical oceanography, atmospheric dynamics or air-sea interactions. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a publication track record, an ability to manage new and existing research projects and possess or show willingness to develop good working relationships with researchers and industry.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Level A

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in physical oceanography, atmospheric dynamics or physical climate science.
  • Experience in running (and/or analysing output from) ocean, atmosphere or coupled models [in particular dynamical downscaling/ eddy resolving ocean models].
  • A knowledge of small-scale ocean processes and/or air-sea interactions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g. Fortran, shell scripts, NCL, R, Python, MATLAB).
  • A commitment to equity and diversity principles and to contributing an inclusive culture in the workplace.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level B (In addition to the above)

  • A strong research record (relative to opportunity) and career potential, as evidenced by quality publications and by peer assessment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design research projects

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Dr Alex Sen Gupta


T: (61 2) 9385 8951

Applications close: 22 January 2018

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