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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellowship at CSIRO (Australia)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 4 Oct 2011 07:37:55 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship - Climate Change, Variability and Predictability

* Excellent opportunity to work in a leading scientific institution with
dedicated professionals
* Offering outstanding career development and professional support
* Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research

We are seeking an innovative Postdoctoral Fellow to join our climate
processes team and work on how the variability and predictability of the
El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) may change with continuing global

Specifically you will:
* Analyse and rank major CMIP5 coupled ocean-atmosphere models in their
ability to reproduce the statistical properties of ENSO variability
during the 20th century and study their projections into the 21st
century with greenhouse gas forcing.
* Develop a conceptual and mechanistic model of changes in ENSO
variability due to global warming that can explain regional impacts of
ENSO including in the Australian region.
* Study the effectiveness of ensemble forecasting schemes in a warmer
climate, compared with the current climate, using coupled
ocean-atmosphere models developed at CAWCR.
* Publish the research results in quality papers in international
high-impact journals.

Location: Aspendale, Victoria

Salary: $75K-$82K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 3 years

Ref No: VIC01496

To be successful you will have :
* A PhD in Physical or Mathematical Sciences with not more than 3 years
postdoctoral working experience.
* Demonstrated original conceptual thinking skills
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* The ability to operate effectively in a team environment
* The ability to produce high quality scientific papers
* Willingness to support CSIRO's code of conduct and Occupational
Health, Safety and Environment guidelines and policies

About CSIRO:

Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national
science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills
for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves
governments, industries, business and communities.

About the Research Group

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) aims to advance Australian
climate, marine, and earth systems science. Our research focuses on
issues affecting Australia and the world, and we provide a range of
scientific and consulting services that are underpinned by this research.

For more information on CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research please
visit our website at:

For further information and to apply online for the position of OCE
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Climate Change, Variability and Predictability
please visit our website at , choose "Jobs
Search" and insert Reference Number VIC01496 where indicated.

Applications Close: 31 October 2011

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