Postdoctoral fellowship in Climate Forecasts and Risk
Reference Number: 57679
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.
Climate variability and extremes such as drought and extreme rain can have substantial impacts on agricultural and water resource systems. This position addresses climate risk posed by extremes and the use of climate forecasts to mitigate this risk in agriculture and water systems.
The project will examine how climate extremes impact water and agricultural systems, and how these extremes are characterised in forecast models. The project will assess the skill of forecasts of extremes, methods for calibrating climate forecasts for agricultural and hydrological models, and the utility of forecasts of climate extremes at a range of spatial scales. The emphasis is on following the chain of uncertainty and quantifying the risks posed by climate extremes in these critical sectors of the economy.
Duties and Key Result Areas:
CSIRO's postdoctoral training program is developed between the Postdoctoral Fellow and a CSIRO scientist or engineer. The program will focus on enhancing the Fellows' capabilities to the level expected of an independent researcher and will include on-the-job and course-based development encompassing:
Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed
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In your application and at interview you will need to demonstrate alignment with these behaviours.
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 per annum. 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 57679. Internal applicants please apply via 'Jobs Central' in SAP (click 'Recruitment')
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