Research Associate in Environmental Engineering

University of New South Wales


Research Associate in Environmental Engineering

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Opportunity

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has an opportunity for a Research Associate. You will contribute independently and/or as a team member on a large international collaborative research project in the Pacific on coastal engineering, especially in relation to nature-based coastal protection and tidal ecosystem restoration.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your scholarly research and professional activities by supporting the dissemination of research outcomes through appropriate channels and outlets. You will also have the opportunity to participate in conferences and workshops, assist with the supervision of students, and have active engagement with fellow researchers both at UNSW and overseas. Collaboration and partnership with National partners and United Nations agencies is part of this exciting new project.

This role reports to Prof Will Glamore and Dr. Andrew Dansie and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level A – $106,337 to $113,737 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 3-years
  • Location: Manly Vale – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is in the Faculty of Engineering and has over 3,300 students and an operating budget of over $22 million. The School has 55 full time academic staff, 35 professional and technical staff and 80 research only appointments. The School’s mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society. For further information about the School, please visit

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in coastal ecosystems and/or engineering, especially in relation to nature-based coastal protection and tidal ecosystem restoration.
  • Experience designing and testing engineering and environmental solutions using numerical models.
  • High spatial data skills using ArcGIS or similar to integrate large spatial and non-spatial datasets and produce integrated knowledge to inform project activities.
  • Experience in implementing eco-engineering and nature-based solutions, and/or an interest to develop a career in this area.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Willingness to work as part of an international team and undertake travel overseas as required.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV and cover letter.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Wednesday 31st February 2024

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 19 Dec 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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