Research Fellow/Fellow – ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences and ranked 23rd in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

We take a broad view in addressing the big challenges of Earth sciences, seeking to answer questions ranging from understanding climate change, to the origins of the Earth. We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational.

Our cutting-edge research is led by our academic staff, and provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.

The Climate & Fluid Physics group is renowned for computational and laboratory studies to understand the fluid mechanics and thermodynamics that underpins ocean/atmosphere circulation and the climate system. Our facilities include the world-class Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Our close links with the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ACCESS National Research Infrastructure (ACCESS-NRI) support our capacity to undertake world-leading high-resolution ocean and climate model simulations.

The Position

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding early to mid-career researcher and educator to join the Climate & Fluid Physics group on a five-year, fixed term appointment. The Research Fellow/Fellow will teach into a specialist course on fluid mechanics and climate system science, while also contributing to student supervision, research and research funding within the group.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have a strong passion for teaching, a capacity for innovative research, and a collaborative approach to building research partnerships. Expertise in areas such as atmosphere-ocean fluid dynamics, climate modelling, physical oceanography or ocean-atmosphere interaction is highly desirable. The ability to lead by example, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels in line with the RSES Culture Statement.

Increasing the representation of women and academics from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds is a strategic priority for the Research School of Earth Sciences. We strongly encourage applications from these groups.

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For more information about the position please contact Professor Dorrit Jacob on T: +61 2 6125 2487 or E:

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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