First listed on: 07 October 2021

Research Scientists | Natural Hazards | Multiple positions


Acknowledgement of Country

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How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO 
  • Working collaboratively with the largest group of digital technology researchers in Australia 
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale! 

You will be joining Australia’s innovation catalyst to tackle our hardest challenges in Environment, Natural Hazards and Climate Risk. 

This is an opportunity if you are interested in not only boosting Australia’s innovation performance but also seeing how your work has a meaningful impact across our society! 

The opportunities that we are offering

We have multiple opportunities available for Research Scientists who are interested to join our multi-disciplinary research team that specialises within Natural Hazards. We are offering a mix of indefinite and 3-year term positions with locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. 

Life at Data61 and how you can be part of our mission

CSIRO’s Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation, leading both in developing new research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and drive impact.  

As Australia continues to experience natural disasters, and with a growing future prediction, Data61 are expanding our team to engage in scientific research to play a pivotal role in protecting our environment. We offer a wide range of research that focuses on technological advancements in geospatial modelling and analytics, application of quantitative methods to biosecurity and ecological and physics based computational models for natural disasters.  

We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment where all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.  

About You

We’re interested in hearing from people who can demonstrate the following: 

  • A PhD in a relevant field such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, or a subcategory in physical sciences or machine learning.  
  • High level computational and programming skills (in Python, R, or C++) to build models that are hybrid in nature using physics driven and/or data driven methods (that may include Bayesian statistics or machine learning methods).  
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • Experience and/or passion working with domain specialists to solve real world environmental problems. 
  • Contemporary software experience including proficiency in programming languages (Python, C/C++), code management and code repositories (desirable for some of our roles). 
  • Experience or interest in involving the development and/or utilisation of technologies for sensing and monitoring in an environmental, industrial or laboratory setting. 

CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society.?

Who is eligible to express their interest

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Were to from here!

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s Natural Hazards domain, and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest! If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 

This advertisement will remain open, and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successful filled all vacant positions.
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