First listed on: 04 May 2018

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $69,149 - $93,830 p.a. (PhD starting salary A.6 $87,415 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation

About University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time. We align our research to help improve and contribute to our society & communities to help create a better world for us all to live in.

About Melbourne School of Engineering
To continue our growing success, MSE is on an upward trajectory investing approx. $1 billion in new state-of-the art campuses, our students & future leaders and we’re raising the bar with every new appointment to help deliver on our MSE2025 strategy. At MSE, we’re innovative, outward looking and invite you to step into our world and see how great minds collide, partner, make friendships, challenge and create incredible work together.

The Opportunity
Are you drawn to the sea? Can’t get enough of waves? Love to know if the rapidly changing wind and wave dynamics will affect climate or how the waves, winds, currents and ice interact to affect the atmosphere, weather and climate? Then this is your dream role!

Oceanography and Ocean Engineering is our niche. It’s not just about waves, ocean turbulence or even climate, it’s our passion and lifelong work and we want you to join our dedicated team who are recognised as the leading researchers and world experts on wave-air interactions.

The Projects
We are now recruiting for numerical modelling research of wave-ocean-atmosphere coupled processes in various environments including the Artic/Antarctic Marginal Ice Zones (MIZ) and the Extreme Tropical/Extra-Tropical Cyclones.

These are not your average projects, they are a challenging and synergetic mix at the cutting edge of Metocean discipline, which makes this a truly unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers.

What we’re looking for
You will have a PhD in physical oceanography, ocean/coastal engineering, applied mathematics and a track record in research of ocean waves.

What you need
• A PhD in a relevant discipline
• Track record of quality research as evidence in publications in leading conferences and journals
• Experience using Matlab, FORTRAN and other modelling programs
• Experience in Metocean data analysis and modelling will be highly regarded

What you’ll be doing
• Actively participate in MSE research activities
• Undertake original and unique research
• Report and present on the outcomes of your work
• Producing written material suitable for publication in scholarly journals
• Conduct independent research track and to coordinate research projects

You are expected to know FORTRAN and if you have experience in WAVEWATCH-III, and ROMS or MOM circulation models this will be highly regarded.

What else?
In return, we offer a highly competitive remuneration packages that include great perks such as; discounted parking, tailored training and gym discounts. We also have a family friendly approach and initiatives to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance with child care facilities, a variety of Uni-flex working options and generous leave.

Lodging your Application
Please refer to the online application form and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.

We ask that you please provide brief statements to the ‘essential’ selection criteria outlined in the position description (one-page only).

While we take a look at your application, we encourage you to get to know us more through our website and social media channels.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Close date: 1 June 2018

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