Research Associate in Hydrogeology
Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.
We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
The Research Associate in Hydrogeology will undertake research in Ecology, Evolution and Environment under the direction of the Strategic Professor in Hydrogeology; Okke Batelaan (Flinders University, College of Science and Engineering) and Dr Luk Peeters (CSIRO). In working with the lead researchers and their teams, the incumbent will assist in leading the design and execution of the research project.
A regional water table map does not only provide an estimate of thickness of the unsaturated zone, it embeds an enormous amount of information on the groundwater system, such as flowpaths, recharge areas and discharge locations. Creating a hydrogeological sound water table map is however still challenging as scarce and unevenly distributed observations need to be reconciled with our understanding of the groundwater flow system.
Flinders University and CSIRO’s Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform are therefore seeking a post-doctoral research fellow with a background in hydrogeology to help develop, test and implement a workflow for regional water table mapping. The research project will focus on developing a regional conceptualisation of the groundwater flow system and use that understanding to integrate point measurement (e.g. bores), local scale proxies (e.g. hydrogeophysics) and regional scale proxies (e.g. remote sensing).
The incumbent will be based at CSIRO’s Waite Campus (80%) and Flinders University Bedford Park Campus (20%). The incumbent may assist in leading students involved in the research Project, according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.
Key Position Responsibilities
The Research Associate in Hydrogeology is accountable for:
Key Position Capabilities
For application enquiries please contact: Professor Okke Batelaan
Information for Applicants:
You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.
A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.
Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
Applications to be submitted before: 20 Nov 2020