Scientific Programmer, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environm...

Date Posted: Posted23 days ago

Job Description

  • Hawkesbury Campus
  • Remuneration Package: $120,879 to $134,189 p.a.
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term position for 5 years

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) is an institute within the Western Sydney University. The Institute conducts fundamental and applied research in a range of areas that include ecology, physiology, genetics, and climate change biology. In the space of just a few years, the Institute has rapidly become a leading centre of excellence in ecosystem function and environmental responses to changing climates with a strong reputation for delivering research outcomes of the highest quality. With a unique suite of world-class research facilities, the Institute collaborates with Australian and international institutions.

The HIE is seeking to appoint a Scientific Programmer to support an ARC-funded Laureate project on Modelling Australian Vegetation Dynamics, awarded to Distinguished Professor Belinda Medlyn. The project aims to develop a quantitative process-based model that predicts the responses of Australian vegetation to environmental and climatic factors.

The HIE has significant strengths in modelling of ecosystem function. The role of the Scientific Programmer is to deliver on the development, optimisation, testing and management of a new dynamic vegetation model with a focus on Australian ecosystems. In this position you will be primarily responsible for designing, developing and managing the code base for the model and the associated datasets. You will work closely with a team of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, providing programming and IT support to the team. You will also support model distribution and provision of training to external users.


For further information please refer to the attached Position Description.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 5 years based at the Hawkesbury Campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 8 $120,879 to $134,189 p.a., (comprising Salary of $102,144 to $113,391 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Professor Belinda Medlyn via email

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Thursday 16 December 2021.

How to Apply: Go to the web site and scroll to the job reference 5073/21. Click on the reference number and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page on ‘How To Apply’.

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency at time of application.

Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University’s requirements to attend campus.

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