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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Driven Real Time Emissions Modelling in Energy Systems

Date: 08-Jun-2021

Location: Newcastle, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity


  • Do you want to advance your scientific knowledge & experience?
  • Contribute to the development of low emissions network of the future
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation! 


CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.


In this Postdoctoral Fellow role, you will develop data driven models for estimating real time grid emissions from networks.  You will create new models, software and technology to optimally manage real time emissions using onsite and offsite generation sources, storage systems and flexible consumption devices. 

Your duties will include:

  • Establish ways to obtain real time emissions data for various energy sources.
  • Develop data driven algorithms for forecasting real time emissions.
  • Support development of carbon accounting applications (tools).
  • Demonstrate utility of the models through case studies.
  • Document and report results suitable for scientific dissemination.


Location:   Newcastle, NSW

Salary:   AU$88k - AU$96k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:   Specified term of 3 years

Reference:   74341

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as such as engineering, computer science, applied physics, mathematical modelling, data science, applied statistics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Research experience in data driven modelling and statistics. 
  • Experience and/or programming skills to extract and implement data science languages such as Python, R, Matlab.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.


For full details about this role please view the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.


Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

12 July 2021, 11:00pm AEST