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Antarctic Atmospheric Dynamicist

Australian Antarctic Division

Deadline: 19 April 2023, 11:00pm AEST
Location: Hobart, TAS, AU
Company: Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water – Antarctic Division
Location: Hobart
Salary: AU$132k – AU$163k
Tenure: Ongoing / Full-time
Reference: 2023/831

The Opportunity

The Antarctic Atmospheric Dynamicist will lead polar atmospheric dynamical process studies, focussing on their influence on the state of the Antarctic atmosphere and their role in the global climate system. As part of the atmospheric research team they will:

  • conduct scientific research on key polar-atmosphere dynamical processes, their influence on the state of the Antarctic atmosphere and their role in the global climate system.
  • evaluate and synthesise observational data collected from the Davis Atmospheric Observatory and icebreaker Nuyina to understand small-scale wave and boundary layer processes.
  • facilitate national and international collaboration through active research, ongoing observations, and the exchange of data.
  • provide specialist oversight of the operation of the Davis Atmospheric Observatory, including its atmospheric radars and spectrometers, experiment monitoring systems, data storage and data transfer systems.
  • recruit and supervise the Davis wintering electronics engineer.
  • work collaboratively across the AAD and with whole of government partners to deliver the government’s strategic objectives.
  • support the delivery of national and international engagement activity, and other branch, divisional and departmental priorities.

The Antarctic Atmosphere Dynamicist will work within the Atmosphere Section, which is embedded within the AAD’s Antarctic Climate Program. The Atmosphere Section undertakes research involving observational and modelling studies to better understand processes, change and variability occurring in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean atmosphere, and the associated implications for Australia and the rest of the globe.

To be considered you will need:

  • A demonstrated track record in scientific research relevant to the AAD’s interests in the Antarctic atmosphere, particularly in research associated with observational and theoretical studies of atmospheric dynamics, as evidenced through peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience with operating or managing scientific equipment relevant to the current and potential capabilities of the Davis atmospheric observatory.
  • High-level skills in numerical code development, adaptation, application and maintenance.
  • A demonstrated track record of fostering collaboration and contributing to a positive and inclusive team culture.
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (physics, climate, or computational science).

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Applications for this position are open to Australian citizens.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to travel to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions therefore they will be expected to meet specific medical, adaptability and personal qualities requirements appropriate to working in those environments.

How to Apply

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19 April 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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