Two research positions at the Univ. of Western Australia

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Two research positions at the Univ. of Western Australia

#1 Post by ryanjlowe » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:46 am

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• One 3-year appointment (Position #1, tropical cyclones)
One 2-year appointment (Position #2, coupled physical-biogeochemical processes)
• Salary range: Level A $77,328 p.a., Level B $81,400 - $96,663 p.a.
• Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
• Closing date: 2 March 2012

Through funding from two grants from the Australian Research Council, we are seeking two outstanding early-career researchers for separate studies of coastal ocean processes occurring on the Australian North West Shelf. Applicants are welcome to apply for either or both positions.

Position #1. The appointee will pursue research on the inner ocean response to tropical cyclone forcing on Australia’s North West Shelf. The project will include both field studies and numerical modelling using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), and will involve collaboration with industry partner Woodside Energy.

Position #2. The appointee will conduct research which contributes to a multidisciplinary project focused on the “Coupled physical and biogeochemical dynamics on the Australian North West Shelf”. The project will involve field studies to assess the dominant transport and mixing processes using instrument moorings, ocean gliders, and ship-based measurements, as well as the development of a coupled physical-biogeochemical numerical model for the region using ROMS. Additional support beyond the two-year appointment is possible subject to new funding. The research involves collaboration with the University of Tasmania and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the candidate will work closely with a Research Associate focused on the biological oceanography of the region based at University of Tasmania with A/Prof Peter Strutton.

For further information regarding the position please contact Winthrop Professor Greg Ivey on +61 8 6488 3528, email, or Associate Professor Ryan Lowe on +61 8 6488 2706, email, or Assistant Professor Nicole Jones on +61 8 6488 3074, email Some relocation assistance (if applicable) may be negotiated.

Situated in an attractive garden campus adjacent to the Swan River just five kilometres from Perth’s City centre, The University of Western Australia offers attractive employee benefits and a great working environment. Discover the UWA experience and the wide range of flexible benefits at

APPLICATION DETAILS: The position description follows. Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to by the closing date. Detailed application materials and the selection criteria can be found at

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