CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Predicting Coastal Risk in a Changing Climate
- Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Job Number: 7118132 (Ref #: cj_91096)
- Posting Date: Dec 14, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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- Do you have a PhD in oceanography, meteorology, ocean engineering, or climate science?
- Contribute to improving preparedness for climate-related natural hazards and resilience to climate change.
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
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 in science and innovation.
In the face of sea-level rise and other climatic changes, how will local coastal inundation and erosion risks unfold and what will the impacts to human and natural systems be? These are among the most uncertain questions posed by climate change.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant international research team and work towards answering these questions for Australia and its neighbours by developing novel hybrid frameworks, consisting of geophysical models combined with machine learning (ML) and big data science algorithms.
Your duties will include:
- Establishing a thorough, up-to-date understanding of multi-variate and extreme value statistics, machine learning (ML) frameworks and surrogate modelling as applicable to climate change and coastal impacts modelling.
- Accessing and exploiting the latest suites of global and regional climate simulations and multi-variate statistical tools via high-performance computing systems (HPC).
- Leveraging cutting-edge, high-resolution coastal dynamical (numerical) modelling provided via CSIRO project teams.
- Working with other research team members on shared scientific code development and large dataset manipulation/optimization in a Linux environment.
- Investigating and developing “hybrid” dynamical/ML applications for coastal hazards for a range of coastal/climatological regimes.
- Considering how these applications can be deployed to best inform coastal/climate policy and decision making.
Location: Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, or Perth
Salary: AU$92k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in relevant discipline area, such as oceanography, meteorology, ocean engineering or climate science; and mathematics, multi-variate statistical modelling or artificial intelligence. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
- Familiarity with code development in Python, R, Matlab, or similar scientific programming languages.
- Passion for oceanography, meteorology, climate and/or other aspects of the earth sciences, particularly as applied towards gaining insight for improving the resilience of the human-earth-climate system.
For full details about this role please view the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia and be able to commence in the role by 30 June 2023.
Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
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How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
31 January 2023, 11:00pm AEDT
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