Geospatial Analyst

Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Use your geospatial expertise in a range of projects based in Northern Australia
  • Contribute to developing innovative science solutions to complex environmental problems
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's national science agency - in an ongoing role!

We are seeking a dynamic and skilled Geospatial Analyst to join our CSIRO Land & Water business unit, and provide geospatial support to a broad range of environmental management projects.

As a Geospatial Analyst, you will join our "Living Landscapes Research Program" that focuses on providing the necessary science/technical expertise, tools & technologies to enable policy and investment to protect and manage natural systems, so that biodiversity flourishes, ecosystems function & adapt, and ecosystems services are maintained! In this hands-on role, you will be responsible for the computer-based aspects of a wide range of research projects, developing geospatial data processing workflows and analysing large satellite datasets. You will bring your technical expertise to conduct necessary fieldwork and make significant contributions to geostatistical investigations. As a result, you will also be required to travel to various parts of the Northern Territory, including remote areas, to conduct fieldwork and research.

If you're an early-career Geospatial Analyst, skilled in the relevant cloud-computing platforms, this will be a great opportunity for you to collaborate with a range of industry specialists! CSIRO will offer you excellent career development and professional support, and we are strongly committed to diversity and supporting flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing and maintaining geospatial data processing workflows to support environmental research projects.
  • Undertaking fieldwork as part of a team in remote locations for the calibration and validation of satellite data products.
  • Assisting with the planning, acquisition, and post-processing of static and kinematic LiDAR data.
  • Utilising cloud-computing platforms and HPC systems for spatiotemporal analysis of large satellite datasets.
  • Contributing to geostatistical analyses and machine learning model development.
  • Contributing to the preparation of scientific journal paper and client reports, including the preparation for publication of quality maps and figures.
  • Documenting and storing programming code and scripts in a transparent and reproduceable manner.

Location: Darwin NT (preferred); Townsville QLD (considered)

Salary: AU$87K - AU$98K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 84814

To be considered you will need:

  • A tertiary degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant qualifications and industry experience, in ecology, remote sensing, geomatics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical capability in the use of spatial and temporal data in multi-disciplinary projects that support decision making for environmental management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical capability in:
    • computer programming or scripting languages (e.g., Python, R) for automating workflows or the processing of large datasets.
    • a range of computing platforms (e.g., high-performance and cloud computing) and collaborative software development (e.g., Azure DevOps, BitBucket and GitHub).
  • Proven experience and ability in the collection, post-processing, and analysis of terrestrial and airborne LiDAR data.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills, including the production of scientific reports.
For full details about this role please review the Position Description.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.

At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close
3 July 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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