OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012 -
Reactive Transport Modeller
- An esteemed early career research fellowship
- Work in an innovative and dedicated team of researchers in groundwater quality
- Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation - and make a difference
CSIRO Land and Water's Water Reuse and Environmental Process Engineering Program is offering a prestigious OCE (Office of the Chief Executive) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of reactive transport modelling.
The Program conducts multi-disciplinary research on all aspects related to groundwater quality in urban and industrial environments, which aims to understand the fate of a wide range of organic and inorganic groundwater pollutants. It considers the hydrogeochemical changes at a range of spatial and temporal scales (for example for artificially recharged groundwater systems) and how these changes affect contaminant mobility. Within the research group reactive multi-component transport modelling is used as a key tool to identify and quantify the roles of the interacting physical, chemical and microbiological processes.
In close collaboration with CSIRO team members and distinguished national and international collaborators the Postdoctoral Fellow will work on the project "Paired use of simple and complex models to upscale reactive transport with minimal predictive error".
Specific duties will include:
- Examining, quantifying and advancing current understanding of the scale-dependence of parameters that describe mass transfer and dilution processes and their influence on geochemically reactive transport;
- Developing mathematical formulations that can be used to determine appropriate up-scaled parameters;
- Publishing research findings in high-impact international journals and presenting results at national and international conferences.
Location: Floreat (Perth) Western Australia
Salary: $75K - $82K plus up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund)
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: WA12/00857
Requirements of the successful candidate will include:
- A recently or nearly-completed PhD in environmental engineering, hydrogeology, geochemistry or related area;
- Suitable skills and a strong interest in reactive transport modelling, up-scaling theory and the assessment of predictive uncertainty;
- Knowledge and experience in the development/application of numerical modelling codes;
- Excellent oral, written and presentation skills, with a track record of publication of articles in international journals in one or more areas relevant to reactive transport modelling.
Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.
CSIRO prefers all applications to be lodged via our Online Careers Portal - http://www.csiro.au/careers. Choose "Positions Vacant" and search for Reference Number WA12/00857.
Closing date: Thursday 31 May, 2012 (11:30pm Perth time)