CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Mathematics
of Climate Extremes

  • Are you an early career, highly motivated research scientist?
  • Carry out innovative research on climate variability & regimes
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO is seeking to appoint a CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Mathematics of Climate Extremes.

As the successful applicant you will investigate, explore and understand key dynamics that determine climate predictability and the casual relationships that underpin predictable processes. You will use your skills with applied mathematics to discover and understand climate extremes and recurrence in 'climate like' dynamical systems.

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here: Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of the Climate Forecasting Team Leader and in collaboration with senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Carry out fundamental and innovative research on the causal relationships, dynamics and predictability of the drivers of climate variability and regimes.
  • Use applied mathematics including dynamical systems theory in conjunction with coupled climate model simulations to explore and understand key dynamics that determines climate predictability and the causal relationships that underpin predictable processes.

Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: AU$80K - AU$91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year specified term
Job reference: 56959

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with a strong academic record and demonstrated publications of relevance to the position.
  • Demonstrated specific expertise in a relevant branch of applied mathematics such as dynamical systems, extreme value theory or theoretical meteorology.
  • Advanced computational skills including code development and shell scripting.

Owing to the terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant full time postdoctoral experience.


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How to Apply: If you wish to apply for this position, please load your CV (Maximum 2MB) via our website at https://jobs.csiro.au/. You may also be required to respond to some screening questions.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Tuesday 26 June 2018

posted: 11 May 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.