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Aquatic Remote Sensing Scientist

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The Opportunity

  • Do you specialize in underwater bio-optics, ocean colour radiometry and synthetic aperture radar processing?
  • Help deliver reliable detection, monitoring and mapping tools for Australia’s aquatic ecosystems
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science and technology research organisation

 

The Aquatic Remote Sensing team in the Coasts program in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Scientist specializing in underwater bio-optics, Ocean Colour Radiometry (OCR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for coastal and marine applications. The position requires a strong background in the development of remote sensing methods in optically complex waters across a range of applications (including oil spills, harmful algal blooms, water quality assessment) and their quasi-operational implementation for application in Australian and international coastal water domains.

The aims of the position are to contribute to research on the optical, radar and biogeochemical relationships in optically complex waters and develop new technologies and tools for satellite detection of marine pollution and water quality assessment in Australian and international coastal water domains.  The successful candidate will contribute skills to help deliver reliable detection, monitoring and mapping tools for Australia’s aquatic ecosystems, ultimately leading to improved management of Australia’s aquatic resources focusing on the coastal waters.

Your duties will include

  • Develop innovative tools and techniques related to bio-optics, OCR and SAR processing;
  • Harness the growing volume of publicly available data sources such as from the Copernicus Programme, as well as work on establishing proprietary datasets in collaboration with our partners;
  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO;
  • Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, patents and technical reports;
  • Represent CSIRO at leading national and international conferences and forums;
  • Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.

 

Location: Brisbane QLD is preferred, Canberra ACT will be considered
Salary: AU $97K - AU $105K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 59201

To be successful you will need

  • A PhD in remote sensing, physics, oceanography or similar discipline.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate issues related to optically complex waters and develop innovative tools and techniques related to bio-optics, ocean colour radiometry and SAR technological solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience of in situ measurement and instrument expertise to utilize and operate bio-optical instrumentation and experience in participating in bio-optical research surveys.
  • The willingness and ability to undergo standard medical examination with audio.

 

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

Pre-Requisite/Eligibility

A PhD in remote sensing, physics, oceanography or similar discipline.

 

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

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Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance

About CSIRO

At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria mentioned in the position description document.

Applications Close

28 Jan 2019

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