Research Associate - Ocean Mixing

Level A, Step 8 - $95,464 or Level B $100,374 - $118,776 (depending on qualifications, skills and ex
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Job # 504710
Hydrology, Ocean Science
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  • Great opportunity to be part of a project to research ocean mixing processes
  • A 18 month full time, fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Level A, Step 8 - $95,464 or Level B $100,374 - $118,776 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience) plus 17% superannuation

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Oceans Graduate School

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the Team

The Oceans Graduate School engages in fundamental and applied research to find solutions for the critical issues facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries. Our School operates state-of-the-art facilities around Western Australia used for world-class marine research to investigate the ocean. The Oceans Graduate School engages with partners around the world, including other universities, governments and research institutions, so more can be done to better our oceans and ensure a healthy future for our population.

About the Opportunity

As the appointee, you be part of a project seeking to further our understanding of ocean mixing processes. Specifically, we aim to test existing and develop new parametric relationships that lead to improvements in turbulence closure models employed in ocean circulation models. This will be achieved by using existing ocean observations and/or turbulence resolving numerical models. You will be part of a dynamic and supportive research group focussed on related projects.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • PhD in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology or a Fluid mechanics-related discipline
  • Experience analysing turbulence observations from field, laboratory or numerical data
  • Strong computational skills with the ability to organise and process large data sets
  • Willingness to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • The ability to work independently and show initiative

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying. 

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST on Thursday, 30 July 2020

This position is open to the possibility of working remotely while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

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