- Are you ready for the next step in your career?
- Develop your skills both within your established expertise and in new areas
- Join our Landscape Evaluation Team in this exciting postdoctoral opportunity
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
CSIRO’s Land & Water business unit have an opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Landscape Evaluation team within the Living Landscape program. The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake computational research to develop, evaluate and implement landscape models of gully and stream bank erosion and hydrologic processes. The Postdoctoral Fellow will take the lead in developing process-based spatial models building on airborne LiDAR and other datasets using efficient modelling techniques and database structures. They will implement evaluation procedures involving statistical accuracy and spatial patterns, to adaptively develop models that deliver new understanding of erosion behaviour and water movement across diverse landscapes. The Postdoctoral Fellow will aim to deliver meaningful assessments which have value to natural resource managers in prioritising erosion and water resource management, including in northern Australia and catchments draining to the Great Barrier Reef. The research may also open new approaches to improving landscape function by minimising erosion rates and maximising water resource efficiency.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to high-performance computing infrastructure and will have the opportunity to engage with the CSIRO Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform, such as on approaches to handle uncertainty and data integration. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be guided by an international team of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology scientists experienced in field and computational research involving terrain analysis, soil, vegetation, erosion, sediment transport and hydrology. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to contribute to the research undertaken by the team regarding the sustainable development and use of soil and water resources, resilience to climate extremes, and ecosystem modelling. The team have, and will be able to introduce the Postdoctoral Fellow to, broad networks within academic institutions, and the natural resource management and agricultural industries.