First listed on: 24 September 2018

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Climate Impacts of Ozone Layer Recovery 

  • Interested in working with modelling and observational scientists?
  • Use a state-of-the-art model to study the recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer
  • Join the Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry group for this exciting postdoctoral fellowship

The Position:

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will use the state-of-the-art ACCESS-CM2-Chem coupled ocean-atmosphere chemistry-climate model to study the recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer due to reductions in ozone-depleting substances, the healing of the Antarctic ozone hole, and the associated impacts on climate. ACCESS-CM2-Chem simulations covering the historical ozone hole period and future climate scenarios will be conducted and analysed, with a view to studying the diverse effects of ozone layer recovery on Australian and Southern Hemisphere weather and climate.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry group within the CSIRO Climate Science Centre at Aspendale, working with observational and modelling scientists with interests in a wide range of atmospheric constituents.

Your duties will include:

  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Conduct and evaluate simulations in ACCESS-CM2-Chem covering the historical ozone hole period.
  • Outline and conduct simulations of future climate covering the period of ozone layer recovery.
  • Engage with the Australia-based Ozone Science Group to communicate plans and outputs.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature.

Location: Aspendale, Victoria
Salary: $82k to $93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of up to 3 years
Job ref: 58684

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as climate-composition or earth system modelling, or climate dynamicsPlease note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Excellent knowledge of atmospheric composition, stratospheric ozone processes, and/or southern hemisphere climate dynamics.
  • A proven ability to use and analyse climate models or large datasets.
  • Excellent knowledge of one or more high-level computing languages (e.g. Python, IDL, MatLab, R, etc).
  • Experience with the unix operating system.

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

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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: Please provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.  

Applications Close: 10:59pm AEDT, 31 October 2018.

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