Postdoctoral Fellow

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
$70,107 - $88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Jun 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
Hrvoje Tkalčić
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job no: 525019
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary Package: $70,107 - $88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term Appointment of two years

Position Overview:

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow (Academic Level A) in observational/computational seismology in the Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics research group within the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) at the Australian National University (ANU). The applicants should have a PhD in Seismology and strong analytical and computational skills with a background in geophysics, physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related fields. Successful applicant will be joining a group of seismologists with interests in various aspects of global and regional seismology (both observational and theoretical) and mathematical geophysics, studying both Earth’s structure and seismic sources.  There is some flexibility in the start date, but the candidate would need to commence their position sometime between August 2018 and February 2019.

The work will be focused on advancing the correlation wavefield seismology. The successful applicant will contribute towards the development of new methods, applications and research initiatives in this field, and assist in supervision of graduate or undergraduate students involved in this field of research. The tasks include one or more of;

  1. extraction of earthquake waveforms from international stations generated by local, regional and teleseismic events;
  2. pre-processing and analysis of waveform data in the context of earthquake coda and ambient noise autocorrelation and cross-correlation studies;
  3. the interpretation of results, and (iv) active participation and contributions to the research group meetings and other outreach activities.

The overall goal of the project is to provide new source and structural information to improve current knowledge of Earth structure and dynamics.

As part of the Australian National University and located in Canberra, RSES has been ranked #1 in Australia and #9 in the world in Earth and Marine Sciences according to the QS World University Rankings 2018. The Australian National University is situated in the centre of the nation’s capital, Canberra, between a lake and a small mountain. Canberra is also a cultural heart of Australia, with the National Gallery of Australia, the High Court of Australia and the National Museum of Australia all a short distance from the city centre. The city is located about two hours drive from the South Coast beaches of New South Wales, about two hours drive to the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciusko ski fields, about three hours drive from Sydney, and about seven hours drive from Melbourne.

Beyond this two year appointment the opportunities exist for the successful individual to submit competitive fellowship bids and grant applications, and secure funding and employment with the University beyond two years.

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić  via email:

College overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria of the level that you wish to apply for
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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