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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth System Science

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  • Are you a highly motivated recent (or soon-to-be) PhD graduate with an interest in Earth System Science?
  • Work with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere to establish the Australian Greenhouse Budget
  • Kick-start your research career at Australia's premier research organisation

The Position:

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist in the field. The postdoctoral fellow will carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere you will work with a team to establish the Australian Greenhouse Budget for the most recent decade, including anthropogenic and natural fluxes of the three main GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O). You will take a top-down/bottom-up approach to analysing and reconciling regional, national and global lines of evidence to constrain the GHG budget, including atmospheric information and inversions, land surface modelling (DGVMs), inventory data and remote sensing products. This work will include different approaches such as weighted multi-model ensembles with weights set by observations, and Bayesian frameworks for combining model outputs and observations.

You will also be involved and lead components of the international REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP2) of the Global Carbon Project, leading to additional high-level global scale syntheses and analyses.

Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Developing a GHG budget framework and establishing approaches for integrating the data, models and uncertainty.
  • Working with land modelling and atmospheric teams to design attribution experiments and upscaling observational data to continental scales.
  • Exploring new data sources (regional, national and global) for a spatial-temporal analysis including new satellite products, inventory data, blue carbon, and the TERN network identification.
  • Producing high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals.

Location: Black Mountain, Canberra, Australia
Salary: $82k to $93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of up to 3 years
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To be successful you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Earth System Science, Applied Mathematics, Ecosystem Ecology, Global Change Biology, Environmental Sciences, Physics, or Chemistry. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with global/large scale biospheric modelling (e.g. DGVMs) in the context of the carbon cycle.
  • Demonstrated high level skills in complex spatial and temporal analysis of large datasets with commensurable knowledge of computer languages, and overall advanced knowledge of numerical methods in the context of environmental research.
  • High degree of understanding of the carbon cycle, particularly of land-atmosphere carbon fluxes and processes.

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

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How to Apply: Please provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.  

Applications Close: 10:59pm AEDT, 11 March 2019.

 

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