Research Fellow - Climate Extremes

Job No: 562720
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
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Work with like-minded individuals
  • Publish in world-leading journals
  • Undertake research of the highest international quality

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 in Atmospheric Science. SEAE at Monash has broad interests across the full range of Earth Sciences

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 research project, you will use radar and large scale data to better understand the processes involved in convective rainfall and its extremes both in tropical and extratropical environments.

The focus will be on how organised convection plays a part in producing rainfall, as well as how the organisation is related to the larger-scale state of the atmosphere. Based on the findings of the first part, the project will evaluate the ability of the ACCESS model, and potentially other climate models, to simulate the processes involved in heavy convective rainfall. Next will be to develop and test new approaches to parametrising convection to improve the model behaviour.

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 welcomed.

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, +61 3 9905 4461


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Closing Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 11.55pm AEST

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