First listed on: 14 November 2017

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in ocean-atmosphere carbon fluxes observed from space

  • An outstanding opportunity to launch your research career at CSIRO
  • Work with leading scientists in world-class facilities
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, with a background in marine biogeochemistry, to develop an integrated approach to deriving global air-sea CO2 flux products using in situ observations from autonomous technologies (e.g. Biogeochemical-Argo) paired with satellite Earth observation data and biogeochemistry models, to plug a gap in space agencies’ current capabilities and solve a critical issue for global carbon budgets. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary supervisory team with internationally-recognised expertise in satellite remote sensing, carbon cycle modelling, marine bio-optics and ocean biogeochemistry.

While the geographic focus of the project is global, it will draw heavily on in situ datasets from the Indian and Southern Oceans where CSIRO scientists are engaged in biogeochemical float deployments. This includes participation in collaborative float deployment programs with Indian (Australia-India Strategic Research Program), French (Southern Ocean Climate Project), and US (Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling) research teams.

Location:      Hobart, TAS
Salary:          AU $80K - AU $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Job reference:   49441

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as oceanography, marine biogeochemistry or ocean remote sensing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic processes that influence production and carbon cycling in the oceans.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing numerical modelling codes and / or satellite data analysis / algorithm development.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing numerical computing codes in a related discipline, using software such as MATLAB, Python, R.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research and to adapt to changing circumstances in order to prioritise and address problems and to deliver projects effectively and on time.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Owing to the terms of CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships, you must have no more than 3 years relevant postdoctoral experience.

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How to Apply:  Please upload ONE document only that includes a resume/cv and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applications Close:  10:00pm AEDT, 19 November 2017

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