Research Fellow - Atmospheric Science

Job No: 558117
Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Two year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
  • Where international collaboration is pursued
  • Plenty of reasons to be inspired

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment (SEAE) is pleased to welcome applications from talented and ambitious scientists to fill a two-year research fellowship (Level A) in Atmospheric Science. SEAE at Monash has broad interests across the full range of Earth sciences see

You will work on improving Australia's next-generation dynamical seasonal prediction system, which is based on the state-of-the-art coupled atmosphere-ocean model developed by the UK Meteorological Office. You will undertake research into identifying the causes of systematic errors over the tropical Indian Ocean in the atmospheric model and into developing possible solutions. You will carry out independent research on diagnosing the model shortcomings, conducting appropriate sensitivity studies with the model and developing, implementing and testing model improvements. You will work closely in a cross-institutional team of scientists from Monash University and the Bureau of Meteorology.

You will conduct research of the highest international quality in a team of like-minded individuals. You will publish your results in world-leading journals and present them to your peers at major national and international conferences.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to make this role a success your application is encouraged.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible-working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs"


Professor Christian Jakob, or +61 3 9905 4461


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Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2017, 11.55pm AEDT

posted: 24 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.