Jobs

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External Academic Positions

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012 – Ocean Change and Sea Level Rise (CSIRO)

  • Excellent opportunity to work in a team of internationally recognised scientists
  • Offering outstanding career development and professional support
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

The Position

A unique opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to gain a prestigious Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR).  The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on  a research project  detecting  sea-level change and identifying  the underlying processes responsible for such change using state-of-art climate models (that is detection and attribution, D&A), and to understand the regional distribution of sea-level rise. 

Specifically you will:

  • Determine the sea level (and ocean) change fingerprint for various climate forcings (particularly greenhouse gases and aerosols) in climate model simulations.
  • Determine the robustness of these fingerprints to natural variability and model formulation.
  • Rigorously compare the simulations with various sea-level and ocean observations to detect and attribute the changes
  • Attempt to constrain projections of global averaged and regional change using the D&A formalism.
  •  Publish results in scientific journals and through seminars and conference presentations

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Salary: $78K - $85K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:  3-year term

Ref No: TAS12/03178

 

To be successful you will have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the oceans role in climate change and other relevant climate change research issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with computational and statistical methods of climate science and oceanography, in particular the ability to synthesize diverse data sets to aid interpretation and draw conclusions.
  • Capacity to carry out original, independent, and innovative research with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Sophisticated programming skills to analyse large model data sets and compare them rigorously to observations.
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to publish research results in both written and oral presentations and an ability to work with colleagues (modelers and observationalists) to help understand ocean and sea-level change.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant postdoc experience.

About CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation): Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO, is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

CSIRO prefers all applications to be lodged via our Online Careers Portal – http://www.csiro.au/careers.   Choose “Positions Vacant” and search for Reference Number TAS12/03178

Applications close Wednesday 31 October, 2012

 


 

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012 – Climate-scale forcing of phytoplankton community structure in the south Indian Ocean (CSIRO)

  • Excellent development opportunity
  • Targeted career advancement plan
  • Hold a key position with an internationally leading group in ocean climate research

A unique opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to gain a prestigious "Office of the Chief Executive" (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR). The successful candidate will have a background in oceanographic and/or satellite Earth observation research and will investigate phytoplankton variability in the south-eastern Indian Ocean. The project aims to quantify rates of ocean carbon cycling and the response of marine ecosystems to climate forcing.

You will be based at the Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) in Floreat (Perth) Western Australia, joining a multi-disciplinary team with internationally-recognised expertise in satellite ocean colour, dynamic ocean modelling and analysis of climate variability. The research will require the analysis of long-term records of satellite-derived visible spectrum radiometry (ocean colour) and the application of state-of-the-art, eddy-resolving, biogeochemical ocean models.

The ability and willingness to travel within Australia and internationally is a key requirement of the role.

Specifically you will:

  • formulate a subset of key research questions to investigate and develop these into a detailed project plan;
  • apply and develop a variety of research approaches, building on the research expertise of the supervisory team;
  • apply results to improve future predictions of phytoplankton response to climate;
  • work within a team environment, interacting effectively with the project supervisors and other members of the group; and
  • communicate research results through publications in high-impact international journals and through presentations at national and international conferences.

Location:    Floreat (Perth) Western Australia

Salary:          AUD78K - AUD85K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation (Pension Fund)

Tenure:       3 year term

Ref No.:       WA12/03093

To be considered you will hold a PhD in a quantitative discipline relevant to Oceanographic Sciences, Satellite Earth Observation or Numerical Forecast Modelling, and have competency in computer programming.

You will also have:

  • an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic processes that influence phytoplankton production in the oceans;
  • knowledge and research experience in one or more of: developing numerical modelling codes, satellite data analysis or developing satellite remote sensing algorithms;
  • excellent oral, written and presentational skills, with a record of research publications in international journals;
  • a track record of initiative and effective communication within a team environment plus the ability to form and maintain successful working relationships; and
  • the ability to take direction, work capably under limited supervision and adapt to changing circumstances.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant postdoc experience.

About CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation): Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO, is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

CSIRO prefers all applications to be lodged via our Online Careers Portal – http://www.csiro.au/careers.   Choose “Positions Vacant” and search for Reference Number  WA12/03093.

Applications close Wednesday 31 October, 2012 (11:30pm Perth time)

 

 

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