The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the global impacts of heatwaves, as well as their physical development. They must be enthusiastic about communicating the findings of their research beyond the climate science community to stakeholders and the general public. Innovative methods to successfully communicate their findings to a wide audience are welcomed, inclusive of cross-discipline initiatives. The candidate will work closely with UNSW’s grand challenge on climate change – their scientific findings will support knowledge conveyed by the grand challenge, and they will actively contribute to the public debate around climate change.
The successful candidate will also have a Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, maths, physics, or a related field, with a high GPA. They will have either a masters or first class honors degree in a similar field. The candidate will have a demonstrated strong understanding in climate processes, such as modes variability, meteorology, and land surface interactions. They must have some programming experience in analytical languages such as MATLAB, R or Python. A background in model development and/or statistics is desirable but not essential. Students with prior research and/or work experience in climate science will be given priority.