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[Met-jobs] Research Associate Position at the University of Tasmania (Australia)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:33:30 +0000

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Research Associate at the University of Tasmania: Biogeochemical Ocean


The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is looking to recruit
a self-motivated early career researcher interested in developing and
using marine biogeochemical models to investigate the role of the
Southern Ocean in carbon and nutrient cycling. Potential research
questions may include: (1) the role of eddies in Southern Ocean carbon
cycling, (2) changes in the Southern Ocean wind field and the
implications for nutrient uptake and export to lower latitudes, (3) the
future of the Southern Ocean anthropogenic CO2 sink, or more
specifically (4) the impact of co-occurring changes in pH, productivity
and the saturation states of calcite and aragonite. The candidate would
have access to a suite of existing global ocean circulation models at
1.0°, 0.25° and 0.1° resolution with simple biogeochemistry
formulations. The appointee will be expected to continue to develop the
marine biogeochemistry and develop their own research agenda by
interacting with Chief Investigators at UTAS, ANU and UNSW, as well as
our Partner Investigators at CSIRO, ETH and elsewhere.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is a major seven year
initiative supported by the Australian Research Council. It is a
consortium of five Australian universities with a suite of outstanding
national and international Partner Organisations as collaborators. The
Centre will provide a supportive and enriching workplace for Early
Career Researchers. In particular, the Centre has a strong commitment to
equity, diversity and inclusion. In order to boost opportunities for
researchers from under-represented groups, we will offer a competitive
fellowship scheme to resource leadership training, career development
and other programs in addition to the extensive opportunities already
offered in the Centre.

IMAS is a leading global institution for temperate marine, Southern
Ocean, and Antarctic studies, and offers a dynamic and collaborative
work environment. Hobart’s marine and Antarctic research community
numbers about 1000 staff at UTAS, CSIRO, and the Australian Antarctic
Division. The University provides excellent employment benefits and a
pleasant working environment, while Hobart offers an unparalleled
lifestyle with a vibrant culture and unique natural environment. The
appointee will be located in the IMAS Waterfront Building on the Hobart
wharf, and will be a part of the IMAS Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere.

The University’s Statement of Values indicates a commitment to ‘working
from the strength that diversity brings’. The University is anxious to
work towards fulfilling that commitment through its recruitment policies
and practices. This position is offered as either a full or fractional
appointment. Women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

In the role you will:
 > Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University and
the Centre of Excellence in achieving strategic objectives and
fulfilling operational responsibilities.
 > Undertake high quality research of international standing and publish
research findings, in order to meet and regularly exceed the
University’s research performance expectations for Level A.
 > Work collaboratively with the other members of the Centre of
Excellence team to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) of the ARC
 > Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and
effective links inside the University and locally and nationally within
the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry
and/or wider community.
Undertake other duties as appropriate, such as supervision of students.

You will be employed on a full-time or part-time fixed term basis for
three years.

To be considered, you will have:
 > A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, such as physical, chemical
or biological oceanography.
 > Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 > An understanding of ocean biogeochemical dynamics with an awareness
of the key outstanding research issues in Southern Ocean biogeochemistry.
 > Demonstrably strong quantitative ocean analysis skills, ideally
including expertise in implementing biogeochemical dynamics into ocean
models, and running those models.
 > A strong record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature,
relative to opportunity and career stage.
 > Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a research
environment covering multiple disciplines, and achieve both individual
and collective goals.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level A will have a total
remuneration package of up to $101,329 comprising base salary within the
range of $64,826 to $86,606 plus 17% superannuation.

Your application must as a minimum include your CV, a cover letter and
your responses to the selection criteria.

For further information, contact <>

Applications close Friday, 13 November 2017.

The University of Tasmania is an equal opportunity employer and warmly
encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We are not
all the same but we are all equal.

Pete Strutton, Associate Professor
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science:

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