Research Fellow in Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Monash University


Research Fellow

Job No.: 638749

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • 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.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) in the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment at Monash University. SAEF is a leading international research program which will deliver interdisciplinary research to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region. The School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment is a world-class centre for research in the diverse areas of Atmosphere, Climate, Geography, Environment and Solid Earth. The Research Fellow will work with glaciologists/glacial geologists within the Monash Ice Sheet Initiative (MISI), including Professor Andrew Mackintosh and Dr Richard Jones who will supervise the position. 

Monash University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity, and the Research Fellow will be well integrated into a highly supportive and dynamic research environment that has a strong history of research excellence and collaboration with researchers locally and internationally. 

As the Research Fellow, you will become an integral part of MISI and the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment. You will have the opportunity to carry out and support field and laboratory-based geoscience and glaciological research which will lead to an improved understanding of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in response to future climate change and how it will influence global sea level change. The Research Fellow will also develop, test and utilise a new geochemistry laboratory for cosmogenic nuclide analysis, helping to establish the laboratory as a prominent and recognised centre for this work.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in the application of cosmogenic nuclide analysis to glacier/ice sheet reconstruction, or a related research area in the geosciences, with a sound record of publication
  • Practical experience in the utilisation of laboratory-based cosmogenic nuclide techniques, including the ability to innovate and develop this method
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and lead the logistical support of field work in remote locations such as Antarctica
  • Strong analytical skills in working with geographic/geological data in Geographical Information Systems (e.g QGIS, Generic Mapping Tools) and/or scientific programming (e.g. Python, MATLAB) environments

This is an ideal role for a researcher who wishes to apply their research skills in an area where research findings can be readily and relatively quickly translated into meaningful outcomes, in addition to traditional academic outputs. 

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Head of School, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, +61 3 9905 6886,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Monday 15 August 2022, 11:55 pm AEST

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