Post-Doctoral Fellow - Future Coasts

    Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment
    • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
    • Fixed-term position (3 years)

    Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
    UC's School of Earth and Environment has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in a research project, Transforming Coastal Lowland Systems Threatened by Sea-Level Rise into Prosperous Communities, funded by NIWA.

    We seek a highly motivated individual with a research background in groundwater hydrology to work with a skilled team of experts on an externally funded research project: Future Coast Aotearoa: Transforming coastal lowland systems threatened by sea-level rise into prosperous communities. The successful applicant will undertake research to examine exposure to relative sea-level-rise and linked compound hazards in the New Zealand context. Specifically, you will work to develop and validate methods for assessing change in near-shore shallow groundwater in response to relative sea-level-rise. The scale of the study includes both a national-scale assessment and selected New Zealand case study areas.

    The fellowship is externally-funded for 3 years. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in Groundwater Hydrology/ Hydrogeology, or a closely related subject. Applicants nearing completion of their PhD in the stated subject area will also be considered. The successful appointee will have excellent communication skills and written English, strong quantitative and data analysis skills, the ability to work creatively and independently, and a strong research background.

    The successful applicant will be mentored by Dr Leanne Morgan and located within the Waterways Centre, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. The position will also involve extensive collaboration with project partners at GNS Science and NIWA.

    Mōu | Who You Are
    To be successful in this position you will ideally have the following:
    • A PhD in hydrogeology/groundwater hydrology or a related discipline
    • A strong research background
    • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
    • A publication track record as well as experience with preparation and delivery of quality oral presentations to a wide range of audiences is essential
    • A proven ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts (both orally and in writing) to a wide variety or groups including scientific and non-scientific audiences
    • The ability to work creatively and independently.

    Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
    Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment has a high national and international profile and has an excellent teaching, research and field station infrastructure. We have well-established research programmes and strong linkages with other research institutes, including groups working in sub-disciplines of physical and human geography, geospatial and data science, environmental science, geology, and hazards, and risk and resilience, with the University Centre for Atmospheric Research, the Waterways Centre and Gateway Antarctica residing within the School.

    For more information about our School and team, please see our website.

    Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
    Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
    The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

    What we offer
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Supportive working environment
    • Generous annual leave provisions and competitive salary
    • Professional development opportunities
    • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite café's and eateries, and more.

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    For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

    The salary for this position is $77,100 (pa)
    The closing date for this position is: 30 October 2022 (midnight, NZ time)

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date.

    Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
    Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

    For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Dr Leanne Morgan ([email protected]) to discuss the opportunities associated with this position.
    Please Note: Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Postdoctoral Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the, title of Research Associate will be given.

    For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.

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