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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship - Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Fluxes

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  • Work with leading scientists in world-class facilities
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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 oceanography and/or marine biogeochemistry to improve understanding and representation of air-sea CO2 fluxes at from diel to seasonal and longer timescales.  The focus is on ocean processes, in particular observations of interactions between surface and subsurface waters and their influence on biogeochemistry, ocean productivity, and air-sea gas exchange. 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.

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

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

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, carbon cycling, and air-sea gas exchange.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with numerical modelling codes and/or data visualization and statistical evaluation of oceanographic and marine biogeochemical observations (in situ or satellite).
  • Ability to handle and manipulate large data sets using software such as Matlab, R, Python.
  • 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.

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

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.
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CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
CSIRO’s Ocean and Atmosphere research is uniquely placed to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia and the region. We seek to secure Australia’s future through our seas and skies.

How to apply:  Please upload one document only that incudes your resume/CV, cover letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria as defined in the Position description document.

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 12 June 2018.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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