Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 04 Oct 2017

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

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. (PhD starting salary A.6 $87,415 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation

An opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to be part of a team developing a global database of ocean wind speed and wave height from radiometer and altimeter instruments. As part of the project, you will develop a publicly accessible archive of this data. In addition, you will work with the project director, Professor Ian Young in developing new techniques for the retrieval of wind speed and wave height from altimeter records in coastal regions. Altimeter data is often corrupted by the presence of land and this project will involve the use of high frequency data which has a relatively small footprint and hence is less susceptible to land influence.

The project will involve collaboration with other members of the team at the University of Melbourne and with colleagues at CSIRO in Hobart. The Ocean Engineering group at the University of Melbourne has developed a world leading reputation for the analysis and application of such remote sensing data.

You will be required to conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. You will be located in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering in the Melbourne School of Engineering and will be expected to be an active member of the Department, collaborating with other researchers. You may undertake small amounts of teaching and research supervision directly related to your area of research, as required.

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.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this the School 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.

Close date: 4 Oct 2017

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Advertised:05 Sep 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:04 Oct 2017 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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