First listed on: 07 December 2017

Research Scientist - Climate Forecasting

  • Work with a dynamic group of researchers interested in the climate system
  • Add value with your expert capability in coupled modelling and data assimilation
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Oceans & Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist for their Climate Forecasting group.

In this position you will advance the development of climate models, data assimilation methods and codes for the assimilation of ocean and sea ice observations and atmospheric reanalyses. You will have a lead role in the development, evaluation, assessment and advancement of coupled climate models for use in the Climate Analysis Forecast Ensemble decadal forecast system.

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Further advancing the CAFE system to include the suite of climate and earth system models run by the CSC.
  • To independently conduct original scientific research into coupled data assimilation and coupled modelling contributing to project milestones in a multi-disciplinary research environment. 

Location:      Hobart TAS
Salary:          $131K - $145K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    52770

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as oceanography, physics or mathematics.
  • Demonstrated expertise leading the development and configuration of state of the art ocean, atmosphere and sea ice models for applications ranging from regional mesoscale oceanography to large scale climate forecasting.
  • Demonstrated leading edge expertise in the application of advanced data assimilation methods to state estimation and for forecast initialization in high dimensional geophysical applications.

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

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

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.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. 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 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

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please load your CV (Maximum 2MB) via our website at You may also be required to respond to some screening questions.  

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, Sunday 17 December 2017

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