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Research Associate - Ocean Data Analysis

University of Tasmania - Hobart, TAS

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Job no: 495218
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Research Focus

Research Associate - Ocean Data Analysis

Full time / Fixed term (6 months)
Based in Hobart, IMAS Waterfront building

The Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP) is a partnership of Australia’s leading Antarctic research institutions supported by the Australian Government Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative.

The Opportunity

The Research Associate - Ocean Data Analysis will assess oceanic influences on the mass budget of the Antarctic ice sheet and will support key activities to complete statistical data analysis and prepare results for publication to support the project. The successful applicant will provide strong quantitative and analytical skills to the activities of the group, be a productive and innovative researcher capable of initiating and driving independent research ideas as well as supporting the work of others.

Key Accountabilities:
Conduct analyses of pre-existing ocean-ice shelf model simulations and observed ice shelf melt rates.
Complete an intercomparison of different estimates of oceanic forcing on the Antarctic ice sheet.
Provide data management capability in support of further AAPP fieldwork and numerical modelling activities.
Undertake and publish high-quality research of national and international standing.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective stakeholder relationships with AAPP partners and their national and international collaborators.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

PhD in a relevant area of science.
Capability and understanding in computational and analytic abilities.
A capacity to publish research finding as demonstrated by a publication record commensurate with experience.
A clear understanding of ocean dynamics and experience in geophysical fluid dynamics.
Experience in the study of ice sheets and their interaction with the ocean an advantage, would be advantageous but not essential.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $101,148 comprising base salary within the range of $71,443 to $92,373 plus 9.5% superannuation.

How to Apply:
To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience. You do not need to separately address the selection criteria.
For further information about this position, please contact Sue Cook (Glaciologist), Sue.Cook@utas.edu.au or Sarah Thompson (Glaciologist), SS.Thompson@utas.edu.au.
Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Friday, 19 February 2021, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 27 Jan 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Feb 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time