Research Fellow in Climate Change and Water Resource Modelling


Job Position: Research Fellow in Climate Change and Water Resource Modelling


Expected salary: $114645 – 136136 per year

Location: Parkville, VIC

Research Fellow in Climate Change and Water Resource Modelling Job Details:


Offer Description
Job no: 0061308
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time- Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology
School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level B – $114,645 to $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Support ongoing research projects in hydrology and water resources, addressing climate change implications and hydro-economic modeling in the southern Murray Darling Basin.
  • Join an internationally recognised team, contributing to cutting-edge analysis and modeling in hydrology and decision-making amid a variable and changing climate.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
Join our team to support vital research projects in hydrology and water resources, focusing on the implications of climate change in the southern Murray Darling Basin and hydro-economic modeling. As a key technical contributor, you’ll collaborate with an internationally recognized team, conducting analysis and modeling to advance research initiatives addressing water availability, demands, and decision-making in the face of a variable and changing climate.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake hydrological analysis and modelling contributing your team’s research agenda, including but not limited to large scale modelling of natural and human environmental systems under a variable and changing climate;
  • Assist in the development of water resource models at multi-basin scales to support planning under climate change;
  • Write technical reports on the outputs of the research conducted, and maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis conducted;
  • Participate in preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals;

Who We Are Looking For
You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, facilitating effective interaction with internal and external stakeholders, including academic, administrative, and support staff. Additionally, you should showcase demonstrated project management skills, displaying organisational and time management proficiency.
You will also have:

  • A PhD in Environmental Engineering, or closely related discipline, or industry experience in a related discipline;
  • Ability to perform independent research under supervision and a commitment to interdisciplinary research;
  • Demonstrated ability in analysing data, problem solving and maintaining accurate research records;
  • Computer skills including using and adapting scientific computer code. Familiarity with coding software such as Python, R or Matlab.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.
This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn’t have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.
Your New Team – Department of Infrastructure Engineering
Combining civil engineering, environmental engineering and geomatics in one department creates a broad scope for our research and engineering education. Our focus is to solve infrastructure problems in a sustainable way.
The Departmental philosophy is to attract and retain the highest quality staff available in order to maintain a vigorous research effort. Our strategic plan is to address the most urgent contemporary problems of our rapidly developing industrial society, with investigations into the engineered and natural environment.
What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out page!
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.
If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.
Applications close: 23 February 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) / Melbourne time zone.
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Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Country Australia City Melbourne Postal Code Parkville Geofield
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