Research Fellow - Atmospheric Science

Job No.: 587820
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time or Part-time
Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $86,025 - $92,343 pa Level A PhD (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

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 in one of the most liveable cities in the world.

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

Under the umbrella of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, the successful applicant will use radar, satellite and reanalysis data to better understand the processes involved in extreme rainfall in both tropical and extratropical environments. There will be a focus on the role that convection plays in producing rainfall as well as how its organization 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 weather and climate models, including the ACCESS model, to simulate the processes involved in heavy rainfall. It will then develop and test new approaches to parametrizing convection to improve the model behaviour.

With a doctoral qualification in the relevant field, 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 most welcomed.

This role can be full-time or part-time position and flexible-working arrangements are possible.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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

Enquiries: Professor Christian Jakob, +61 3 9905 4461.

Position Description: Research Fellow

Closing Date: Monday 4 March 2019, 11:55pm AEDT

posted: 11 February 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.