Hydroclimate Scientist

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The Opportunity

  • Bring your data analysis skills & hydrology expertise into a multi-faceted role
  • Contribute to vital research into climate impacts on hydrology and water resources
  • Join the dynamic team at CSIRO - Australia's National Science Agency - in an ongoing role!

Interested in a role that will allow you to undertake multi-disciplinary research and make an impact? We are seeking an experienced and motivated Hydroclimate Scientist to join our CSIRO Land & Water team in an ongoing role!

Everyone in Australia lives in a catchment. Therefore, it is important to understand the interface of climate and water, and the impacts of climate variability and change on water and the associated flow-on impacts to agriculture, society and the environment. As a Hydroclimate Scientist, you will join our 'Catchment Hydrology' team and apply your expertise to contribute to vital research into climate impacts on hydrology and adaption in the water resources. You will collaborate with a range of internal stakeholders and external industry partners, and work on number of exciting strategic hydroclimate projects and initiatives focused on south-eastern Australia region.

If you are interested in exploring the Australian climate and hydrology, this will be a great opportunity for you to join Australia's leading scientific research organisation in an ongoing role, and carry out impactful research and make scientific advancements! 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:

  • Collaborating and assisting in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carrying out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Undertaking hydroclimate assessments of large river basins under historical and future climate and land use change scenarios.
  • Representing CSIRO externally, including in public forums, with industry, the research sector and with State and Federal Government.
  • Working closely with industry and government clients to ensure delivery of research outcomes and guidelines for adoption, and taking personal responsibility for client satisfaction.
  • Communicating research outcomes to scientific and industry forums through scientific publications, reports and presentations.

Location: Black Mountain (Canberra), ACT
Salary: AU$104K - AU$113K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time
Reference: 90358

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience, in hydrological science or environmental science, with experience and knowledge in climate impacts on hydrology and/or hydroclimate modelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out analysis of large datasets as applied to research problems in climate, hydrology and/or water resources.
  • Strong oral communication skills including an ability to make scientific presentations to audiences with scientific and non-scientific background.
  • A demonstrated publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team in order to meet deadlines and respond productively to changing requirements.
  • An ability to work independently to define and carry-out specific work goals.

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, an Australian Permanent Resident, or either hold or be able to obtain a valid working visa (visa sponsorship may be offered to the successful candidate if required).

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 4 December 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

We strongly encourage you to apply early as we will be reviewing applications and assessing candidates as they come through.

posted: 03 November 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.