Free open Job in Australasia Postdoctoral Fellow – Physical Oceanography at University of New South Wales

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than fifty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW has been ranked number one in Australia for each of the past six years and has particular strengths in Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Optimization, Computation, Analysis, Data Science, Statistical Applications, Statistical Analysis and Methods. The school teaches approximately 8,000 individual students in 10,000 course enrolments over 150 active courses in science, engineering and other areas. For administrative purposes, it is split into departments of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics.

About the role

  • $73K – $98K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term until April 2021
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The Postdoctoral Fellow will research issues surrounding the formation of approximately neutral surfaces in the ocean, and derive and publicise new practical methods for forming these surfaces in ocean data sets and in ocean models

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in Mathematics or close to completion, preferably in a relevant field of physical oceanography. Knowledge of physical oceanography and of ocean mixing processes
  • Demonstrated experience in processing oceanographic data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven, or demonstrated excellent potential for, an outstanding publication record
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop original concepts
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality project outcomes in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

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.


Trevor McDougall ARC Laureate Fellow 


Applications close: September 20, 2018

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity 


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