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[Met-jobs] CSIRO - Post Doctoral Research Fellow

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:16:16 +0100


Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Marine and 
Atmospheric Research
Great opportunity to kick start your career in climate science!
Offering outstanding career development and professional support 
Come, join Australia's premier science & technology research organisation 
The Position:
We are seeking to appoint a scientist to join the Climate Variability and 
Climate Change Program in the area of climate diagnostics, and climate change 
detection and attribution, focusing on the South Australia region. 

The position arises from the newly established research programme ?Goyder 
Institute? ? a research alliance between the South Australia Government, 
universities, and CSIRO through its National Flagship- Water for a Healthy 
Country. The Goyder Institute will provide leadership and direction in Water 
Sciences Research to address policy outcomes for the South Australian 
Government.

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your skills to make a real impact - 
working towards improving Australia's climate and environment!
Location: Aspendale, VIC

Salary: $73k - $80k pa + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 3 year fulltime term

Reference Number: 2010/779

Specifically you will:
Document and manipulate data sets for research in climate detection and 
attribution in the South Australia region. 
Undertake a broad range of tasks of high complexity, including statistical 
analysis of time series and spatial patterns of climate and environmental data, 
to understand key climate drivers affecting South Australia climate. 
Benchmark climate models in terms of their simulation of associated mechanisms 
and impacts of climate drivers. 

To be successful you will have:
A PhD or equivalent in climate(oceanography/meteorology), climate modeling, or 
environmental data processing and analysis, or related field.
Experience in running various configurations of ocean and atmosphere models for 
understanding mechanisms/processes, and in handling large climate datasets in 
various formats (e.g., NetCDF, HDF5, GRIB, ASCII. 
Strong ability in writing computer programs and in data analysis 
method/approach and techniques.

The position will be based at Aspendale, Victoria, as part of the Centre for 
Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR) ? a partnership between CSIRO 
and the Bureau of Meteorology. Find out more information about the Centre for 
Australian Weather and Climate Research at the CAWCR website at: 
http://www.cawcr.gov.au

Who we are:
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia's 
national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research 
agencies in the world. To find out more about CSIRO please visit 
http://www.csiro.au 

Find out more! For further information please visit our website at CSIRO 
Careers http://www.csiro.au/people/Careers.html, choose "Positions 
Vacant" and insert Reference Number 2010/779 where indicated.

Applications close 19 November 2010



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