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Research Fellow, ANU Research School of Earth Sciences job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 – $117,736 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part Time (0.8 FTE), Fixed Term (until December 2025)
Position Description: Final_PD and PEWER_Research Fellow.pdf

  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, and ranked 14th in the world for Earth and marine sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

We take a broad view in addressing the big challenges of Earth sciences, seeking to answer questions ranging from the origins of the Earth, to understanding climate change. We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational.

We are innovators: seeking to develop new experimental, analytical or computational methods, underpinned by in-house engineering and electronics workshops and our highly specialized technical staff.

Our cutting-edge research is led by our academic staff, and provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.

Our facilities include the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) that was developed at ANU to analyze geological materials.

The Position

Based in the department of Climate and Ocean Geoscience within the Research School of Earth Sciences. The Research Fellow contributes to the ARC Australian Center for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS), a national-scale, university-led, international center focused on helping the world community prepare for climate risks emerging from East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by integrating knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and ecosystems, and their interplay.

ACEAS will grow to support the activities of around 150 researchers, administrative staff, and students, with exciting opportunities to collaborate across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Further information on ACEAS is available at

The Research Fellow will specifically contribute to ACEAS Research Program 3, topic 3.2 Informing risk through paleoclimate reconstructions. This project concerns sediment geochemical (calibrated scanning XRF), micropalaeontological, and stable isotope research, with an additional considerable involvement in palaeomagnetic research, on sediment core materials from (mainly) the Southern Ocean.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Earth Sciences or a related area, with a track record of independent research in the field of (palaeo-) climatology
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the target field, and deliver high-quality research output
  • Achievements in leading projects in the field of Palaeoclimatology
  • Specific expertise in micropalaeontology, and stable isotope and core-scanning XRF analyses, with experience in ice-sheet and/or sea-level variability.
  • Additional expertise in palaeomagenic proxy analysis and interpretation would be an advantage but is not essential.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Michael Ellwood on T: +61 2 6125 8322 or E:

ANU Values ​​diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing date: 17 July 2022


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