School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Fellow in Ecohydrology

Salary: Level A AUD69,148 - AUD93,830 p.a. (PhD entry level AUD87,415) or Level B AUD98,775 - AUD117,290 p.a., plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee's research record, qualifications and experience.

Climate change is altering rainfall-runoff relationships in forested water supply catchments in south eastern Australia. Existing hydrology models are unable to represent these changes, because these models to not capture critical pyro-eco-hydrologic feedbacks in fire prone forested landscapes.

The successful applicant will lead the research and development of a new rainfall-runoff model that incorporates the interactions and feedbacks between climate, forest and fuel/fire dynamics, and eco-hydrologic processes. The research is part of the Melbourne Water funded research project "Predicting climate-catchment feedbacks impacting on catchment streamflows". The project aims to integrate biophysical models from multiple disciplines (i.e. fire science, hydrology, ecology) to enable better predictions of changing rainfall-runoff relationships.

The successful applicant will also lead the establishment and operation of hydrologic field research sites in south eastern Australia for model parameterization and testing. The position is located at the Parkville Campus, Melbourne, with the Forest Hydrology Research Group, within the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences.

Employment Type: Full-time fixed term position for 3 years

Enquiries only to:

Gary Sheridan Tel +61 429 859 384, Email or
Patrick Lane Tel +61 428 336 207, Email

Close date: 10 Aug 2017

For position information and to apply online go to:

posted: 19 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.