First listed on: 30 May 2018

Atmospheric Trace Gas Experimental Scientist

  • Do you have a keen interest in climate science?
  • Assist in ongoing delivery of high quality data
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position
CSIRO’s Oceans & Atmosphere is seeking to appoint an Atmospheric Trace Gas Experimental Scientist.

As the successful candidate you will support delivery of all projects within the Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry Group that involve measurements of long-lived greenhouse gases (LL-GHGs). You will play a key role in the ongoing delivery of high quality data from the global flask network, Australia’s in situ Greenhouse Gas Observing Network, and the Cape Grim Science Program.

The role requires someone who wants to be part of a team, has a keen interest in climate science and a strong drive to deliver science in support of the Paris Agreement.

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Providing scientific support to the global flask network through making high quality gas chromatography (GC) measurements of flask samples and compressed gas calibration standards for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrous oxide (N2O) and hydrogen (H2).  
  • Undertaking data review for quality control on disparate data streams. This element of the role requires great attention to detail and thorough work practices.
  • Participation in routine field trips.

Location:      Aspendale VIC
Salary:          *CSOF3 AU$61K - AU$78K plus up to 15.4%                               superannuation           
                      *CSOF4 AU$80K - AU$91K plus up to 15.4%                               superannuation                       
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    57195

*NB: This position is offered across two levels, the appointment level will be determined by the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

To be successful you will need:

  • Relevant Bachelor or higher degree in science, preferably with major subjects in physical sciences including Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics; or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with a laboratory work environment and analytical measurement techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to document methods for adoption by other users.


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

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 29 June 2018

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