Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in Climate Science/Hydrology

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 15 Jun 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in Climate Science/Hydrology

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Classification: Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) /Research Fellow (Level B)
Salary package: Academic Level A ($68,307 – $86,646) Academic Level B ($94,287 - $107,381) + 17% Superannuation
Terms: 3 years Fixed Term, Full Time
Position overview

The Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B) in climate science or hydrology.

The position will be based in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) group at RSES, ANU, under the supervision of Professor Michael Roderick. The position is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and will therefore involve significant engagement with partners in the Centre of Excellence. The appointee will interact closely with researchers at the University of New South Wales and Monash University. Other relevant Centre of Excellence partners include the CSIRO (Hobart/Aspendale), NASA GSFC, UKMO and ETH-Zurich.

We seek a candidate who has experience in using land surface and/or climate models combined with a strong understanding of the underlying hydrological and/or ecological processes along with the motivation to collaborate widely across the Centre of Excellence. Research activities may include, but not be limited to: (1) the role of land surface feedbacks in initiating/prolonging drought, (2) the response of vegetation to drought with impacts on hydrologic drought, (3) the use of model simulations (including CABLE/ACCESS) designed to test competing hypotheses about drought related processes. 

ANU encourages a flexible work place and the position is full time but with possibility of part time work subject to any visa conditions if applicable.

For more information about this position please contact Professor Michael Roderick at Ph: +61 (2) 6125 0917, email:

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes will provide a supportive and enriching workplace for Early Career Researchers. In particular, the Centre has a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. In order to boost opportunities for researchers from under-represented groups, we will offer a competitive fellowship scheme to resource leadership training, career development and other programs in addition to the extensive opportunities already offered in the Centre.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 11 May 2017 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Jun 2017 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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