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[Met-jobs] Programming Support Scientist - Climate Projection Science at CSIRO ref No VIC12/01128 (Australia)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:56:56 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Vacancy Programming Support Scientist - Climate Projection Science 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.

The position is part of the Climate Variability and Change Program
within the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR) -
a partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. The program
is a national research capability for seasonal prediction, climate
prediction and climate change science, and the application of climate
change projections to impacts, risks and vulnerabilities assessments.

Specifically you will:

Develop programming tools to apply established techniques for generating
regional climate projections. This will primarily involve analysis of
very large datasets comprised of observed climate data, the outputs from
global climate model simulations and regional downscaling simulations,
and other environmental data sets.

Apply and/or develop programming tools for conducting climate change
impacts and risks assessments. This will primarily involve application
of established models such as the rainfall-runoff model.

Collaborate on research projects in climate projection science.

Collaborate with scientist in other disciplines as part of projects
focusing on impacts and risks assessment and projects focusing on
climate change adaptations.

Location: Aspendale, Victoria

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

Reference: VIC12/001128

To be successful you will have:

BSc with major in computing, physical science or environmental science,
or equivalent relevant experience.

Demonstrated experience and expertise in using and managing large
scientific datasets.

Demonstrated well-developed programming skills, such as modern FORTRAN
and scripting languages, eg Python or similar, in data analysis and

Demonstrated experience in working on a broad range of computing
environments, especially UNIX.

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.


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 Programming
Support Scientist - Climate Projection Science please visit our website
at CSIRO CAREERS <>; choose "Positions
Vacant" and insert Reference Number VIC12/01128 where indicated.

Applications close 8 June 2012

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