Research Associate – Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart

The Opportunity

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) hosts world-leading research strengths in Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences, Marine and Freshwater Biology, and Southern Ocean and Antarctic sciences.  The research associate position will undertake active research in the Oceans and Cryosphere centre at IMAS, contributing substantively towards the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project ‘The Role of Eastern Antarctic Polynyas in Global Ocean Circulation’.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prepare a paper for publication which quantifies the seasonal evolution of the surface mixed layer in response to air-sea fluxes and sea-ice growth and decay in East Antarctic polynyas.
  • Coastal polynyas dominate the production of the dense shelf water that contributes to Antarctic Bottom Water formation. In this paper, recent analyses within the Prydz Bay region will be extended across East Antarctic polynyas, to examine the regional (spatial and temporal) variability in seasonal DSW formation including the role and contribution from less active and/or smaller polynyas.
  • Coastal polynyas dominate the production of the dense shelf water that contributes to Antarctic Bottom Water formation. In this paper, recent analyses within the Prydz Bay region will be extended across East Antarctic polynyas, to examine the regional (spatial and temporal) variability in seasonal DSW formation including the role and contribution from less active and/or smaller polynyas.
  • Deliver research outputs within agreed scope, timetable, and budgetary milestones of the project.
  • Disseminate research results in high impact, peer-reviewed literature, at national and international meetings, and through seminars to colleagues and collaborators.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD in a relevant area of science (e.g. physical oceanography, climate science or other quantitative marine science discipline).
  • Excellent understanding of ocean dynamics and the ocean’s role in climate.
  • High level quantitative skills, as demonstrated through analysis and interpretation of complex observational data and/or numerical simulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out original, independent, and innovative research with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a research team covering multiple disciplines and to achieve collective as well as individual outcomes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills suited for science specialist and generalist user groups.
  • Demonstrated track record of publishing research results in the peer-reviewed literature.

Remuneration

Appointment to this role will be at either:

Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $108,076 comprising base salary within the range of $71,433 to $92,373 plus 17% superannuation OR

Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position, please contact Dr Steve Rintoul, Steve.Rintoul@csiro.au
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday, 2 December 2019, 11.55pm

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