First listed on: 31 August 2017

Research Scientist - Wind waves ocean remote sensing 

  • Apply your expertise in satellite observation and numerical models for the benefit of the broader marine community
  • Provide Specialist advice on the development and validation of algorithms for the extraction of satellite data streams
  • Join our team of internationally recognised Oceans & Atmosphere scientists

The Position

The successful candidate will be a physical oceanographer/physicist/engineer with skills in ocean satellite remote sensing, and integrate these with information from numerical models and other observations into data. As a Research Scientist you will participate in multi-disciplinary studies, providing a physical perspective in articulating problems and formulating solutions. You will liaise with clients to negotiate proposals, establish deliverables and work-plans, and present results that are respected by stakeholders and scientific peers.

Specifically you will:

  • By direct involvement, and collaboration, develop wind-wave remote sensing data streams to support studies addressing issues in the marine and coastal zone.
  • Contribute to development of algorithms to extract sea-state information from satellite data-streams, and undertake processing and validation of these.
  • Exploit complementarities between satellite observations, numerical models and in-situ observations to develop datasets characterising the ocean surface in the Australian region, and globally.
  • Be responsible for client liaison, data collection and processing, and dissemination of data for existing and future projects in an independent manner.

Location:      Hobart, TAS
Salary:          AU $95k - AU $103k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:   46326

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as physical oceanography, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or engineering.
  • Several years of postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of working with satellite data.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in mathematics, statistics, computer programming and data processing. Extensive experience with Linux/UNIX-based systems and highly developed programming skills in languages such as FORTRAN, C, Python and MATLAB.
  • Demonstrated ability to process satellite data-streams, and/or integrating remotely sensed ocean data with ocean models.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.

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

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 imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

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! CSIRO Balance

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere provides the knowledge to manage Australia's marine estate and atmospheric environment, plan for and respond to weather and climate related natural hazards and ensure sustainable coastal development and growth of marine industries.

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   

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

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 29 September 2017

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