Seagoing Marine Geophysicist

  • Are you familiar with Kongsberg and Simrad echosounders?
  • Would you like to participate in voyages on the RV Investigator?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The Position

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere (O&A) is seeking a Seagoing Marine Geophysicist to work in a diverse team to provide scientific support on the RV Investigator. The successful candidate will assist in the undertaking survey planning, acquisition, processing and interpretation of marine geophysical data in support of scientific voyages. You will provide sea-going support for up to 85 days per year. Whilst onshore, you will be engaged in data processing, technique development, data management, and voyage preparation activities.

Experience in field work, familiarity with Kongsberg and Simrad echosounders and other acoustic and potential field marine geophysical sensors, equipment maintenance and a publication record will be highly regarded.

Your duties will include:

  • As part of a team operate and maintain marine geophysical equipment, including multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, gravity meter, magnetometer and other instruments as required, in support of sea-going operations.
  • Liaise with stakeholders concerning all aspects of survey planning, survey, data collection and processing, and respond to data requests.
  • Process and interpret bathymetric and other geophysical data sets at sea and on shore, deriving and integrating GIS and mapping products, visualising data and communicating the results through reports and papers.

Locations: Hobart, TAS
Salary: AU$80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Ref No.: 48582

To be successful you will need:

  • A bachelors or PhD qualification in Geophysics, Earth Science or a related field and considerable experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the theory and practise of acquiring marine geophysical data, particularly multibeam bathymetry, marine gravity, magnetic, sub-bottom profiler and water column acoustic data.
  • Demonstrated ability in the processing and interpretation of geophysical data.
  • Excellent recordkeeping skills, demonstrated ability to clearly communicate scientific concepts verbally and in technical reports and papers.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria on the CSIRO website at

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Our Business Unit CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere provides the knowledge to manage Australia's marine estate and atmospheric environment, plan for and respond to weather and climate related natural hazards and ensure sustainable coastal development and growth of marine industries.

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How to Apply: If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role as defined in the position details document.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Monday 16 October 2017

posted: 28 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.