Research Fellow - Ice Sheets

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: North Adelaide Melbourne St, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Nov 2021

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  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity & inclusion, equality, fairness and openness . We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter  and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM .

The Opportunity

Do you want to make a difference with your career? Passionate about addressing the environmental changes impacting the globe?  Be involved in a research and policy-focussed global program that will secure Antarctica’s environmental future and contribute to global environmental conservation.

Monash University is in an extraordinary position to lead an unprecedented global research program; Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future  (SAEF) within the Faculty of Science . 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join SAEF’s Theme 1: Climate Processes and Change, designed to answer fundamental scientific questions about the interaction between ice sheets, climate and sea level.

The primary purpose of your role is to investigate the impact of climate variability and change on regions of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, over multiple timescales. This research will lead to an improved understanding of ice sheet processes, and insight into how and when East Antarctica might respond to climate change.

Your role will include using observational and climate model data to develop past reconstruction and future projections of climate forcing time series across East Antarctica, and applying climate forcings in numerical ice sheet models to investigate past and future change.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (ice sheet or climate modelling, glaciology, or climate science), with a strong track record of carrying out independent research leading to peer-reviewed research publications and emerging evidence of contributions to competitive research grants. You should have demonstrated experience in modelling of ice sheets and their dynamics and/or the ability to process and analyse climate models or large climate datasets.

If this sounds like it suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you and seeing your application!

This role is a full-time position; however, part time and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Dr Felicity McCormack, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, +61 3 9902 4212 or

Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Head of School, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, +61 3 9905 6886 or

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