RESEARCH FELLOW IN WATER FORECASTING

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 28 Mar 2017

Department of Infrastructure Engineering
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $95,434 - $113,323 per annum  plus 17% superannuation

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) has recently invested in the 'Water and Environmental Engineering' program to enhance collaboration and expand the scale and visibility of water research and teaching at The University of Melbourne. This exciting development will build on the existing team of water researchers who have a strong culture of collaboration, a well-established international research profile and extensive industry linkages across the water sector in Australia. The School aims to make a significant contribution to a sustainable water future for Australia and other parts of the world experiencing water scarcity and hazards by both generating knowledge and educating engineers to implement this knowledge for society.

This position is established to conduct leading edge research in ensemble water forecasting and in applications of forecasts to management of water resources and hazards. You will develop, implement and evaluate original methods and computer models in some or all of the following areas: analyses of hydrological observations, post-processing of forecasts from weather and climate models, catchment water balance and river routing modelling, hydrological model prediction updating and uncertainty quantification, and verification of ensemble forecasts. You will collaborate to enhance interdisciplinary research within the University and with outside organisations, in particular in applications of water forecasts to water management. You will work with external water information and management agencies to develop and deliver research projects to meet technological requirements of users. You may undertake some teaching and research supervision related to your area of research, as required.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, MSE is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace.  Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Close date:  28 Mar 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria*

 0042902.pdf

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

Advertised:14 Mar 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:28 Mar 2017 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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