Physical Oceanographer


  • Are you experienced in physical oceanography research?
  • Use your strong background in ocean dynamics to facilitate outcomes
  • Exciting opportunity to join the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere research team

The Position:

The CSIRO Climate Science Centre is a research program of about 100 staff working in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. The Centre brings together the core of CSIRO's capability in climate modelling and observations of the atmosphere and ocean. They are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Physical Oceanographer to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies.

The successful candidate will join the Climate Science Centre world leading oceanography group to undertake research to improve understanding of the role of the oceans in the Earth climate system.

In this role, you will:

  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Undertake original research in physical oceanography.
  • Identify and quantify key ocean processes the influence climate and climate variability
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Assist in leading small research projects, including the negotiation of resource requirements.
  • Provide coaching and on-the-job training to technical staff and students to ensure experiments are established in accordance with research design.

Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: $AU92K to $AU100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation.
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 39504

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • A doctorate in Physical Oceanography or similar research field and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake original research in physical oceanography or related fields.
  • Ability to use ocean observations to identify and quantify key ocean processes that influence climate.
  • Strong background in ocean dynamics.
  • Demonstrated skill in applied mathematics and applied statistical techniques.
  • Ability to plan, and undertake successful sea-going research.

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. By igniting the creative spirit of our people, we deliver great science and innovative solutions that benefit industry, society and the environment.

CSIRO's Ocean and Atmosphere is uniquely placed to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia and the region. We seek to secure Australia's future through our seas and skies.

Find out more! http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/OandA

How to Apply: To apply for this position please include with your CV/Resume, a statement addressing the essential criteria, and any other information that is relevant to the position. Please upload these as one document.

For full position details including information on how to apply please visit our website https://www.csiro.au/careers choose 'Careers' and click on 'Research Scientists and Engineers' to be taken to the vacancy.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, 18 June 2017

posted: 25 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.