Grant Funded Researcher A - Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2020

Job no:504760
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will 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

Fixed-term position available for 6 months to commence as soon as possible

Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidate

This postdoctoral researcher will conduct cutting edge research in seismic interpretation, sedimentology, and stratigraphy in order to solve problems in interpreting the evolution of the Cooper-Eromanga Basin that are of direct relevance to the petroleum industry, for both locating suitable sites for subsurface gas storage and finding subtle natural gas accumulations. The research will involve backstripping of seismic profiles in order to improve understanding of the role of syntectonic movements on the architecture of Permian strata, and to develop subsurface models.

It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in ASPER, and engage with stakeholders in government and industry.

The role will be research-focused (80%), with an expectation of some contribution to teaching and School business (e.g. external engagement), with opportunities for leadership and skills development.

To be successful you will need:

  • A higher degree (PhD or equivalent) in sedimentary geology, with a specialisation in at least one of these areas of expertise: sedimentology and stratigraphy of subsurface siliciclastic strata; seismic interpretation of sedimentary basins; subsurface data analysis including well log analysis and correlation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work constructively within a team that includes research students, postdoctoral researchers, senior academic staff, professional staff and collaborators that include professional geoscientists and engineers from industry and government, and under the direction of a supervisor.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Evidence of ability to undertake, complete and write-up scientific research, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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.

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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.

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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, 30 November 2020.

Please be advised that due to current restrictions - only individuals who hold Australian valid working rights and are located in Australia will be considered for this position.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Kathryn Amos
Head of School, Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources
P: +61 (8) 313 4309

You'll find a full selection criteria below: 

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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