ARCCSS positions available

The ARC Centre of Excellence seeks to attract the highest calibre researchers and professional and technical staff. As positions become available they will be advertised on this site as well as on the recruitment pages of the respective collaborating university. Check back regularly for newly advertised positions.

Current positions:

Three Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC)

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, to work on an ARC-funded project exploring the role of atmospheric convection and clouds in climate change.  The project seeks to test and revise basic conceptual models of atmospheric moist convection, accordingly revise climate-model treatments of this process to assess larger-scale impacts, better understand interactions between convective and cloud processes and larger-scale circulations, and explain anomalous planetary-scale changes evident in the instrumental and palaeoclimate records.

Candidates for these positions should have background and/or research interests in at least one area relevant to the project.  These would include: convective physics and/or modeling, remote or in-situ observations of cloud processes, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric data analysis, global modeling especially working with physical parameterizations, and palaeoclimate modelling.

Applications close 7 August.  For more information and application instructions follow this link.

For further information please contact:

Professor Steven Sherwood
Phone: +61 2 9385 8960
Level 4, Matthews Bldg.
University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia.

PhD opportunities in Climate System Science at ARCCSS

The Centre has a series of PhD opportunities available. Successful candidates can expect to collaborate with partners in the Centre of Excellence in Australia and overseas. Expressions of interest in any area of Centre-focus are encouraged. Details of possible supervisors, and their areas of expertise, are available by following this link.

Further information on admissions and scholarships at our five universities can be found here.

Outstanding students may receive top-up funding above the rates of standard Australian government PhD scholarships (currently ~$25k/year).

We currently offer at least three $10,000 PhD top-up scholarships for projects that focus specifically on climate or weather model development. Students may be based at any university in the ARC Centre of Excellence although this will depend on where Centre expertise is focused.Click for more information.

Generous travel support exists for students to visit our international partners.

To apply please send copies of your academic transcripts, a CV, a statement of research interests and details of any publications to the researcher you are interested in working with. Please do not email all researchers in the centre. Or contact our Graduate Director, Melissa Hart, directly for further information.

PhD top-up scholarships – $10,000 top-ups for Maths and Physics graduates

A major challenge confronting our centre, and similar centres around the world, is the lack of outstanding students undertaking PhDs in the development of the parameterizations used in weather and climate system models.

To help address this, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science offers at least 3 x $10,000 PhD top-ups for students who are successful in gaining Australian government PhD scholarships embarking on a PhD that is focused specifically on climate or weather model development. Most likely, this will be focused on clouds and convection, or land surface processes or physical ocean modeling.

A PhD of this kind is extremely challenging. You most likely will have a first class honours or Masters degree in Mathematics or Physics, or these will form a significant part of your degree. Applicants with other quantitative backgrounds should contact us to see if they are likely eligible.

We further guarantee the successful students unprecedented access to funds to travel to international partners in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, to work closely with colleagues in the Bureau of Meteorology and/or CSIRO as appropriate and to be resourced for training in high performance computing, data analysis etc as required. You may be based at any university in the ARC Centre of Excellence although this will depend on where Centre expertise is focused.

Applications should be forwarded to Dr Melissa Hart ( who will guide potential applicants through the application process for other scholarships as required.

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