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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Climate Projections Project Support Scientist at CSIRO ref No VIC12/01123 (Australia)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:56:01 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Climate Projections Project Support Scientist at CSIRO

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research are seeking to appoint a motivated
and experienced project support scientist to provide programming support
for the development of climate change projections and the assessment of
climate change impacts, risks, and vulnerabilities.

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research are seeking to appoint a motivated
and experienced Project Support Scientist to join the Climate
Variability and Change Program in the area of climate projections.

This role will advance the science of regional climate projections, with
a focus on Australia and the Pacific in the 21st century. The research
will involve analysis of observed data and the outputs from global
climate model simulations and regional downscaling simulations. The
successful candidate will contribute to representing uncertainty in
climate projections, and tailoring projection products to needs of
users. They will collaborate with scientists in other disciplines as
part of impacts, vulnerability and risk assessment projects.

Specifically you will:

Work closely with users of climate projection information and fellow
scientists to identify priorities for regional projection science.
Apply established techniques for evaluating climate model data and
generating regional climate change projections.
Collaborate on research projects in climate projection science. These
will include projects aimed at providing novel climate change projection
products for clients.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with CSIRO scientists and
other researchers in universities and the Bureau of Meteorology, to
ensure effective delivery of science.
Collaborate with scientists in other disciplines as part of impacts,
vulnerability and risk assessment projects.


Location: Aspendale, Victoria

Salary: $55K - $70K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Reference: VIC12/01123

To be successful you will have:

BSc (Hons) with major in climate science, or equivalent.
Significant experience in the analysis of climate observations and or
climate model results and their physical interpretation.
Significant experience in application of mathematics and or statistics
to scientific datasets and expertise in using and managing large
scientific datasets.
Experience with UNIX-based computers, well-developed programming skills
in modern Fortran or similar languages, scripting languages such as
Python, data archiving and experience with Microsoft Office software,
statistical analysis software, and data visualisation software.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including the
ability to document results and communicate effectively with colleagues
and clients in order to meet project goals and timelines.
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.

For further details and to apply online for the position of Climate
Projections Project Support Scientist please visit our website at CSIRO
CAREERS <http://www.csiro.au/people/Careers>; choose "Positions Vacant"
and insert Reference Number VIC12/01123 where indicated.

Applications close 12 June 2012



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