Post Doctoral Fellow
Faculty of Science
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Ref 55741

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in coastal ocean dynamics. The role is to carry out high-level research into the dynamics of surface currents adjacent to the East Australian Current primarily using data from coastal HF radar systems. The objective of this research is to provide new insight into the complex dynamics of the East Australian Current and its interaction with shelf waters. In addition, the candidate will project manage the installation of a recently funded long rage CODAR HF radar system.

About the role

  • A$86K – A$92 per year (plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 1.5 years fixed-term with possibility for extension subject to availability of funding
  • Research in a collaborative research team involving the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Australia, the UNSW School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences and the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, as well as colleagues from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) HF Radar team.

About you

Essential requirements for the position include a PhD in Physical Oceanography or a related discipline; demonstrated expertise in the use of HF radar data including QA/QC; experience with Langrangian analysis techniques; advanced computing skills including familiarity with Linux and relevant programming languages such as FORTRAN, MATLAB or python; and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team. Experience in management of radar installations is highly desirable.

The successful applicant will play a leading role within a collaborative research team and, in collaboration with other team members, is expected to publish in leading international journals.

Women and people from equity groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their applications.

For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Moninya Roughan


Applications close: 22 March 2016

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