Coastal and Estuarine Biogeochemist


  • Work with a dynamic group of researchers in the field of coastal informatics, and more specifically measurement, modelling and remote sensing
  • Add value with your capability in coastal estuarine biogeochemistry, research and data analysis
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation!

The position:

The role of Coastal and Estuarine Biogeochemist is a Research Scientist position what will work closely with the modelling and remote sensing teams as well as other members of the Informatics team. It will work closely with clients and collaborators to deliver products and services and will develop novel approaches to research in the areas of coastal estuarine biogeochemistry in Queensland. The role will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of biogeochemical laboratory facilities and related field equipment at the Ecosciences Precinct in Brisbane.

Specifically you will:

  • Conduct research on coastal and estuarine biogeochemical processes, particularly carbon and nutrient cycling.
  • Liaise with environmental modelling and data experts to integrate biogeochemical data into complex models and data visualisation tools.
  • Organise and conduct coastal sampling activities both within Australia and Internationally.
  • Undertake analysis and interpretation of biogeochemical data, including the preparation of high quality visual products for use in reports, publications and online.
  • Incorporate novel approaches to scienti fic investigations by adapting/developing original concepts and ideas for research.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

Location: Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Salary: $95,369 to $103,205 plus up to 15.4% super
Tenure: 5 years
Job ref: 53421

To be successful, you will have:

  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline area, such as marine or coastal biogeochemistry.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings, and a solid record of publication in quality, peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of biogeochemical cycles in estuarine and coastal environments, including relevant measurement techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience working with environmental modelling and data experts and a strong knowledge of modelling systems and approaches.
  • Strong knowledge of the processes and procedures associated with the quality assurance of coastal water quality data, and a range of environmental sensors and instrumentation used in coastal environments.
  • Demonstrated experience with the analysis and interpretation of biogeochemical and environmental data including timeseries analysis, and in organising and conducting field sampling in coastal environments.

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

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more Balance

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere will support Australia's prosperity through research underpinning sustainable economic, social, and environmental use of Australia's marine estate and providing information, technologies, and services to governments, industries, and communities to enable adaption to changing climate and environmental conditions.

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.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: PD

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEDT, January 31st, 2018

posted: 16 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.