First listed on: 18 June 2018

Ecosystem Model Workflow Developer 

  • Apply your advanced modelling and coding skills to support the sustainable use of Australia’s marine resources
  • Work in a dynamic team environment with world-leading researchers.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier scientific research organisation.


The Position:  

CSIRO’s Ocean & Atmosphere Business team is currently seeking a motivated Ecosystem Model Workflow Developer to work in a team conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia in relation to activities such as fishing, energy, mining, tourism, environmental conservation, and urban and rural development. 

Your duties will include:

  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing new tools that will ease the delivery of ecosystem models or extend their capabilities.
  • Develop new model components to improve existing formulations or extend the capabilities of ecosystem modelling frameworks used by the CSIRO.
  • Assist in the application of the Atlantis and Ecopath with Ecosim ecosystem modelling frameworks, as well as dynamic energy budget and multispecies/ecosystem models of intermediate complexity (MICE), so as to understand and predict the responses of marine and coastal systems to natural and anthropogenic changes.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed research team, to undertake independent scientific investigations and carry out associated tasks under the guidance of more senior Research Scientists/Engineers.

Location:  Hobart, TAS
Salary:     $81K to $91K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure:    Three (3) years
Ref no:     57206

To be considered you will have:

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as marine ecosystem modelling
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings.
  • Research experience in ecological modelling in aquatic ecosystems with the Atlantis modelling software and demonstrated capacity to develop tools that help with the implementation of ecosystem models (e.g. R tools for developing input files or output visualisation tools)
  • Experience in the initiation of original research work and development of innovative approaches to research problems.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Description


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How to Apply:  Please apply by uploading one document which incorporates your CV/Resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and motivations for applying.  

Applications Close:  1 August, 2018

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