Computational Modelling Systems Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0055890
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term
Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Salary: UOM 7 – $96,002 – $103,921 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Science

Science at the University of Melbourne is the most highly ranked Faculty of Science in Australia. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.

We aspire to engage the broader community with the impact that Science has on our everyday lives. Through the strength of our internships and research project offerings, our students are provided opportunities to engage with industry partners to solve real-world issues.

About the Role

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) is a collaboration involving The University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania, University of New South Wales, Australian National University, and Monash University. The Centre is built around four research programs and a Computational Modelling Support (CMS) program. The Computational Modelling Support team is a dispersed team across all the Universities involved in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

This position contributes to the Centre's Computational Modelling Support program and provides specialised expertise in atmospheric modelling support, specifically around the ACCESS modelling system. The Computational Modelling Support Officer assists users across CLEX in solving complex computational problems. The appointee will provide computational modelling support for the Centre; assist researchers in scientific visualisation and data management; provide training to improve the computational skill level throughout the Centre

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

You will have knowledge of best practices in software engineering and be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. You will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to operate with a high level of independence to implement and meet agreed milestones and quality goals of the Centre of Excellence computational modelling support team. Experience in developing and delivering training courses and experience in maintaining and developing atmospheric modelling software is desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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