ARC Grant-funded Researcher: Modelling wave–sea ice interactions

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Oct 2020

Job no:504570
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A


(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

This is a fixed-term position available for up to 3 years.

Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated.

Empower the next generation of sea ice models by advancing wave–ice mathematics.

Sea ice is experiencing dramatic changes in response to rising temperatures, which is having a profound impact on its role in the climate system. Storm waves are recognised as having a crucial impact on sea ice. Waves propagate 100s of kilometres into the ice-covered ocean, where they break-up the ice cover into small floes, and create a highly dynamic region known as the marginal ice zone. Modelling wave–ice interactions is particularly challenging because the ice cover strongly influences wave propagation, as well as the waves impacting the ice cover. Over the past decade, several major international field programmes have been conducted to study wave–ice interactions. The data generated is providing the basis for modelling breakthroughs.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to drive the next steps in modelling nonlinear wave propagation through sea ice, wave-induced ice breakup, and resulting ice dynamics. The project involves mathematical modelling, implementation in large-scale prediction models, and assessments against field measurements. The successful candidate will interact with an international team spanning Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Opportunities are available for domestic and international travel, to participate in conferences and for research visits.

The position is funded by the Australian Research Council, and you will be based in the School of Mathematical Sciences, under the supervision of A/Prof Luke Bennetts .

To be successful you will need:  

  • A recent PhD in Applied Mathematics or a related field.
  • A record of research achievements.
  • Proficiency with programming languages.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged. To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields, and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.

Learn more at: ecms.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria outlined in the selection criteria statement. Application closes 11:55pm, 11 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Luke Bennetts
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 3143
E: luke.bennetts@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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