Research Fellow - Sea ice and New Zealand ESM modelling
The Department of Physics at the University of Otago has a vibrant research environment, with strength in sea ice physics and geoscience research as well pure and applied physics, electronics and energy studies.
The University of Otago is located in Dunedin, the wildlife capital of New Zealand, with sandy beaches 10 minutes drive from campus, and penguin, sea lion, and albatross viewing an hour's drive from campus. Dunedin is the largest city in the scenic Otago province.
This position is an exciting opportunity for an early career climate modeller to join one of the world's leading sea ice observational research groups to collaborate on the development of the New Zealand Earth System Model.
As a Research Fellow, you will be joining a multidisciplinary, international research team of physicists, climate modellers, oceanographers, and atmospheric scientists working at the cutting edge of Earth System Model development for the Southern Ocean. The Principal Investigators are Dr Inga Smith, Dr Jeff Ridley, Professor David Stevens, and Professor Cecilia Bitz.
Your Skills and Experience
The successful applicant must have:
Preferred qualities for the successful applicant are:
There are no restrictions on applicants with regards to the number of years since completing their PhD.
This position is jointly funded through the Deep South National Science Challenge and the Antarctic Science Platform as a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2.3 years, ending on 30 June 2022. Applications for the position as a job share arrangement are also welcome.
Appointment will be on the Research Fellow scale (currently starting at $82,416 per annum). Some additional funding is available may be available to assist with visa costs if the successful applicant does not have New Zealand residency or citizenship. Relocation costs assistance may also be available if the successful applicant currently lives in a location other than Dunedin, New Zealand.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Inga J. Smith, Department of Physics via the contact details below.
To submit your application please click the apply button below and include:
Additional material may be requested for short-listed applicants, but should not be submitted at the initial application stage.
Applications quoting reference number 2000128 will close on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.
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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.