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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Scientist - Tropical Cyclone Projections at CSIRO (Australia)

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Research Scientist Position - Tropical Cyclone Projections

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Climate Science Centre, Melbourne, Australia


Location:      Aspendale, Victoria, Australia

Salary:           AU $109K - AU $128K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:        Indefinite




The job description can be found at the following link, which also contains information on how to submit an application.


Brief description:


The research scientist will be responsible for developing climate change projections of tropical cyclones in the Australasian and Pacific regions as well as communicating these projections to stakeholders.  The research scientist will require a strong background in atmospheric dynamics so that they can provide dynamical reasoning for predictions of climate models.  The applicant will further develop and improve on existing techniques used to analyse tropical cyclone-like vortices in climate models, as well as have basic skills in running regional climate models.  Knowledge of techniques for developing synthetic populations of cyclones for statistical analysis of cyclone climatologies would be advantageous.


To be successful you will need:


·         A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as Earth Sciences, Physics or Mathematics.

·         Experience with developing, producing and interpreting projections of tropical cyclones, based on output from CMIP Global Climate Models and Regional Climate Models.

·         Ability to apply knowledge of atmospheric dynamics to provide reasoning for the results produced by the analysis of Global and Regional Climate Model projections, including cyclone projections.

·         Ability to write reports and papers for a variety of stakeholders that describe the results of cyclone projections for different regions and quantify the reliability of those projections.

·         The ability to work effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.

·         A significant record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations.


For more details of the position, and to submit an application, go to For further enquiries or information, please contact Marcus Thatcher (



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