Research Fellow - Atmospheric Science

Job No: 562787
Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $64,450 - $87,471 pa Level A /
$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

The Opportunity

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

The successful applicant will conduct research under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. The Centre of Excellence research agenda encompasses interconnected research programs focused on Heatwaves, Rainfall, Drought and Variability in the Tropics and Extratropics.

As part of the project, you will conduct research on:

  • the effect of convection and other diabatic processes on the amplification of Rossby waves and the subsequent development of heat extremes in the Australian subtropics
  • the effect of large amplitude waves and waves breaking on rainfall extremes in the tropics.

The project will involve the use of the global reanalyses and Australia's national climate model, the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS). The research will be carried out in close collaboration with other projects within the Centre of Excellence, especially those concerned with the rainfall extremes in the Australian tropics.

You will undertake 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 most 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 Michael Reeder, +61 3 9905 4464


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Closing Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 11.55pm AEST

posted: 16 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.