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Research Fellow – Coastal Shoreline Modelling (The University of Melbourne)

(2.5 years, full time, Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a (Level A PhD entry level $87,415 p.a) plus 17% superannuation)

The Research Fellow will conduct research on the embayment/coastal compartment-scale shoreline dynamics using numerical modelling for the prediction of sediment transport pathways. Numerical modelling is a key tool for understanding shoreline change and predicting shoreline position in the future. The difficulty is models are often theoretical and difficult to down-scale to a particular embayment and/or sediment compartment. The Research Fellow will bring the latest shoreline modelling techniques to Victoria to produce evidence-based predictions of shoreline dynamics in Victoria, Australia. The Research Fellow will work closely with colleagues from joint academic (The University of Melbourne, Deakin University) and government (Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning) Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program. They will also build on existing collaborations between the program and the National Centre for Coasts and Climate through the School of Geography, CSIRO, IMOS and DHI. The incumbent is also expected to provide technical and professional advice and supervision of postgraduate students.

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Associate Research Fellow in Marine Sediment and Habitat Dynamics. (Deakin University).

(3 years, full time,  Base salary Level A $67,562 – $90,827 17% Superannuation)

Along the shorelines of South-eastern Australia, there is concern that a lack of sediment supply, rising sea level and climate change will impact sediment circulation patterns, leading to the destabilization of nearshore-beach and dune systems through erosion, overwash, and backshore transgression. We aim to explore the fundamental interconnectedness that drives shoreline change in Victoria, Australia. Despite the acknowledgment of coastal sediment dynamics being critical to sustainable management knowledge of shoreline behaviour and sediment movement is limited. The determination of sediment volume, type, quantity (i.e. extent and thickness) and morphology will be important to better understand the coastal sediment budgets and shoreline evolution. As a result the Victorian Government, though the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning has formed a partnership with Deakin University and The University of Melbourne to develop the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program. The aim of this program is to develop predictive models of future shoreline behavior through understanding sediment dynamics derived from the latest innovative technologies from multibeam and sub-bottom sonar mapping, citizen-science UAV/Drones and disciplines including remote sensing, marine sedimentology and habitat mapping.

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