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Research Associate - Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Dynamics

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Tutor / Associate Lecturer

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting with FREE parking
  • FREE Onsite GYM, pool and Indoor Sports Centre
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities
  • Location: Canberra, Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

The School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences (PEMS) encompasses the disciplines of Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Oceanography and Physics. The School comprises an internationally networked community with a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning.

The School has 25 academic staff, 15 research staff, and 10 professional staff. The School’s research strengths map into three interdisciplinary research ‘clusters’ of numerically-intensive Computational Science, human and physical Geographical Science, and experimental Physical Science. The School offers research degrees at Master and PhD level, and currently has enrolled 60 Higher Degree Research students. The School’s undergraduate teaching program consists of majors in Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Oceanography.

About the role

  • Level A - $91,743 (17% super and leave loading)
  • Fixed term (24 months) starting in June 2019
  • Full-time

UNSW Canberra has an opportunity for a Research Associate - Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Dynamics. You will work within the Sino-Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM) to conduct quality research in hydrodynamics and sediment transport dynamics in estuaries and coastal oceans.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD in physical oceanography, sediment transport dynamics or ocean modelling, or related field
  • Proven experience in conducting quality research in hydrodynamics and sediment transport dynamics in estuaries and coastal oceans
  • Experience and skill in ocean observation and field works
  • Experience using data visualisation software and web design (e.g., Matlab, html)
  • Excellent communications both verbal and written
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety and knowledge of equal opportunity principles

Download File Research Associate - Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Dynamics_PD_495151.pdf

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Professor Xiao Hua Wang

P: 02 6268 8473



Eugene Aves (Talent Acquisition Consultant)

P: 02 9385 3475



Applications close: 11:30 pm (AEST), 12th March 2019

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