Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sea Ice Modelling
Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.
Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years or part time equivalent and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.
CSIRO has recently committed to fund a 10 year, 15 person project to develop the national capability in multi-year to decadal climate forecasting. The project will support the fundamental advancement of ocean and atmosphere dynamics, novel ways to assimilation ocean and atmosphere data, development of an ensemble climate prediction system and the applications of the climate forecasts for key stakeholders. As part of this new initiative, CSIRO is seeking to fill 3 post doctorial positions.
This postdoc position will contribute to CSIRO Decadal climate forecast project by advancing sea ice modelling. Specifically, the position would pursue research to improve the sea ice realism through modifying sea ice parameters and code. The candidate would also be involved in research exploring ways to assimilate sea ice information into the Climate Analysis Forecast Ensemble system and in the assessment of the ability of data assimilation to improve sea ice behaviour. The position could also contribute to research exploring the potential predictability of sea ice and assessing the ability to forecast sea ice on seasonal to multi-year times scales.
You will join a dynamic group of researchers interested in the climate system and the applications of models to make useful climate forecasts.
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Reference Number: 56719
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To be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow within CSIRO, candidates are required to have submitted their PhD at the time of commencement, as a minimum requirement, if PhD conferment has not been obtained. If a candidate has submitted, but their PhD has not yet been formally attained, the starting salary will be CSOF4-1 AU $80,833. Upon CSIRO receiving written confirmation that the PhD has been awarded (within a six month period from commencement date), the salary will be increased to the negotiated level and the difference will be back-paid to the Officer's start date.
Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including security/medical/character clearance requirements. Applicants who are not Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents may be required to undergo additional security clearance processes; which may include medical examinations and an international standardised test of English language proficiency (i.e. IELTS test).- http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx
How to Apply
Please apply for this position online at https://jobs.csiro.au/ and enter requisition number 56719. Internal applicants please apply via 'Jobs Central' in SAP (click 'Recruitment')
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Contact: If after reading the position details above you require more information please contact: Dr Richard Matearvia email: Richard.Matear@csiro.au or phone: +61 3 6232 5243
Please do not email your application directly to Dr Matear. Applications received via this method may not be considered by the selection panel.
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