Research Fellow in Weather-Climate Connection
Monash University

Research Fellow (Weather-Climate Connection)

Job No.: 603686

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Opportunity to work on impactful research projects
  • Great opportunity to collaborate with industry experts 
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity & inclusion, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

Climate extremes are the confluence of high impact weather and climate variability. Our research focuses on improving our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems.

Monash University’s Atmosphere and Climate group focuses on three research themes: Weather, Climate and Oceans. This group sits within our School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment within Monash University. This group is also a part of the very prestigious ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

As part of the Atmospheric Science team of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, the successful candidate will investigate the weather-climate connection over the wider Australian regions. Specifically, they will develop and apply diagnostic tools for the identification of weather features, such as fronts, convergence lines and cyclones. They will relate the occurrence of such features to the time evolution of large-scale energy and moisture budgets over different regions of the Australian continent to elucidate how weather integrates into climate. Finally, they will evaluate the ability of modern climate models to simulate the observed weather-climate connections and make recommendations for both model applications and model development.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in the area of atmospheric science or related field
  • Proven ability to conduct high-quality research in atmospheric science, or a related field, using a variety of approaches including modelling, analysis of large datasets, and/or theoretical development
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills along with and programming skills in a major analytics and visualisation package, such as Python or equivalent.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications

Perks of working with us!

For six consecutive years, Melbourne has been rated the #1 city worldwide for the quality of life (see Economist & Guardian).

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading “Group of 8” University with top-rankings and like-minded, passionate academics. Monash offers a number of salary packaging options with staff development and learning platform. We are committed to supporting staff with caring responsibilities, we have on-campus childcare centres.

If you are ready for the next challenge in your career, we look forward to meeting you! The flexibility of part-time working hours will be available for the right candidate. We welcome and develop applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Please send your cover letter indicating what motivated you to apply for this role and your most recent resume. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Christian Jakob, +61 3 990 54461,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 12 April 2020, 11;55 pm AEDT

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