Research Associate – Physical Oceanographer (Southern Ocean Change), University of Tasmania

Fixed-term, three (3) year contract

Based in Hobart

The University of Tasmania is pleased to host the operation and activities of the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership – a new research program funded through the Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The AAPP brings together government and non-government entities to deliver and lead a significant part of the national Antarctic science program. The partnership includes the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Geoscience Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the Tasmanian State Government and Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).

The AAPP will carry out research to understand the role of the Antarctic region in the global climate system and the implications for marine ecosystems, by enabling collaborative research aligned with the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan and Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.

The Opportunity

The Research Associate – Physical Oceanographer (Southern Ocean Change) will be a member of Theme 2: The Nature and Impacts of Southern Ocean Change. This position will also contribute to biogeochemical studies in Theme 2 (ocean carbon storage, iron supply) and studies in Theme 1 (ocean – ice shelf interaction, ocean response to climate change).

For more information, including how to apply, see http://careers.utas.edu.au/cw/en/job/493641/physical-oceanographer-southern-ocean-change

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