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Job Record #15363
TitleVisiting Scholar in Environmental Engineering
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerThe University of Sydney
LocationAustralia, NSW, Sydney
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, November 30, 2018
Description:
Visiting Scholar in Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and IT, School of Civil Engineering, The University of 
Sydney

Applications are invited for the appointment of one Visiting Scholar in the 
School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the 
University of Sydney. The Visiting Scholar position is open to researchers near 
to completing their PhD, post—doctoral researchers, or academics up to the 
level of Associate Professor for a 6- to 12month visit. Depending on the level, 
an allowance from $50k to $70k p.a. will be provided to cover living expenses. 
An additional package will be made available to cover  round trip economy 
flight from/to their home institute. International applicants must be eligible 
to apply and receive a Visiting Scholar visa 408. Please consult eligibility 
information at the Australian Immigration Office  at 
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/408- .


The appointed Visiting Scholar will undertake research in environmental 
modelling at regional to continental scales focusing on nutrient and 
agrochemicals interactions. The project aims at implementing and testing a 
modelling framework to assess how the hydrosphere, biosphere and agrosphere 
interact. The project broadly covers nutrient and agrochemicals biogeochemical 
cycles and ecohydrology from surface to belowground. The Visiting Scholar will 
mainly work with the modelling framework developed in the Environmental 
Engineering group (BRTSim). The BRTSim (BioReactive Transport Simulator) is a 
general-purpose multiphase and multispecies computational solver for 
biogeochemical reaction-advection-dispersion processes in porous and non-porous 
non-isothermal media. The project is expected to provide a validated approach 
to assimilate large-scale data sets from various government environmental 
agencies including satellite and field data and use them with BRTSim to predict 
environmental dynamics and improve assessment of water and soil quality for 
better environmental management strategies. Field of application of this 
project include environmental engineering and protection, agriculture, water 
and soil resources, and environmental health. The project is led by Dr. 
Federico Maggi, School of Civil Engineering, the University of Sydney, and may 
involve research partners in other Faculties and Schools of the University of 
Sydney and internationally. This project may also represent an opportunity to 
partner with your institution for further research opportunities.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Geosciences, or related 
fields, and must have competence in computational reactive transport modelling. 
Candidates that are near completion of their PhD will be considered as well. 
The candidate must have an interest in multi-disciplinary/cross-disciplinary 
approaches, and must have an attitude to learn new concepts and take 
initiatives to tackle challenging computational problems. The candidate must 
demonstrate skills in computational/numerical disciplines including working in 
the Matlab environment and the UNIX system within an HPC computer cluster. 

This call closes on November 30th. 
Your application must include a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae with list of 
publications and relevant achievements, and contact details of up to two 
referees. In your Cover Letter, you must provide a statement to declare if you 
are eligible to receive visa 408. All material has to be submitted in one 
single .PDF file with this format:

YOURFIRSTNAME_YOURFAMILYNAME_APPLICATION_VS2018.pdf

Use ‘APPLICATION_VS2018’ in the email subject of all your communications.

You can submit your application by email to
Environmental Research Manager, School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of 
Engineering & IT 
environmental-engineering.research@sydney.edu.au

For additional information, you can contact Dr. Federico Maggi at
https://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/federico.maggi.php


Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15363 when responding to this ad.
NameEnvironmental Engineerine Research Manager
Emailenvironmental-engineering.research@sydney.edu.au
Email ApplicationYes
Addressenvironmental-engineering.research@sydney.edu.au
Record Data:
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