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Research Associate Magnetotelluric Geophysics

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Research Associate Magnetotelluric Geophysics 

  • Full time Fixed Term position for 2 years
  • Based in Hobart
  • Use field and computer-based approaches applied to geophysical data with a focus on magnetotelluric methods 

The Opportunity

The Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) is a major $25M Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council. The goal of ACEAS is to help 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 is a national-scale, University-led centre for excellence in Antarctic science focused on this goal.

ACEAS is led by the University of Tasmania with a range of Australian and International Partners

Key Accountabilities:

  • Carry out research using geophysical approaches, working with Kate Selway and Anya Reading, with a focus on magnetotellurics. More generally, progress the interdisciplinary understanding of interactions between the solid Earth, glaciers and ice mass change in East Antarctica.
  • Communicate results through oral presentations and scientific journal articles, adhering to FAIR data management principles.
  • Carry out magnetotelluric data processing, modelling and interpretation and, where possible, participate in Antarctic fieldwork.
  • Co-supervise related research projects at the Honours and/or HDR level.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).­

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent postdoctoral experience in a relevant area (e.g., magnetotelluric methods, geophysics applied to the polar regions, or similar).
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, internationally recognised research that has made worthwhile contributions to the field of geophysics, polar science, and/or related disciplines, demonstrated by quality publications and presentations at conferences.
  • Expertise in magnetotelluric data collection, processing and/or analysis with skills that can be applied to Antarctic research questions.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, with a capacity to set and prioritise strategic research directions and to design and complete collaborative research programs to achieve scientific goals.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a research team covering multiple disciplines and achieve collective as well as individual outcomes.
  • Experience in performing geophysical field work or handling geophysical data (e.g., in polar or remote regions and/or from relevant databases).


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A/B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $142,799.00 comprising base salary within the range of $76,213 to $122,050.00 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Anya Reading, Professor,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Position Description - Research Associate Magnetotelluric Geophysics - 498716.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 11 June 2023, 11.55pm 

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