Position Announcements

Sea Level Project Scientist



* Process satellite altimeter and in situ sea-level observations and
produce scientific products such as estimates of global mean and regional sea
level change



* Make major contributions to scientific papers, and be responsible for
maintenance and upgrading of the project web site



* Be part of the Sea Level Rise project focused on understanding recent
(20th century and early 21st century) sea level change as a basis for improving
projections of future sea level rise



 



Make major contributions to the CSIRO
project on understanding historical sea-level change, improving projections of
future sea-level change and communicating the information to the Australian and
international communities. In particular, you will be responsible for
processing satellite altimeter and in situ sea-level observations and the
production of scientific products such as estimates of global mean and regional
sea level change. The candidate will make major contributions to scientific
papers, and be responsible for maintenance and upgrading of the project web
site (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/sealevel/).



Specifically you will:



  1. Manage the acquisition, processing,
    quality control, re-gridding of satellite-altimeter data and making the data available to users.
  2. Manage the continued operation of the
    Australian satellite altimeter calibration sites, including the processing of
    data and the drafting of scientific manuscripts.
  3. Manage continued linkages with the international
    satellite altimeter community, and national and international stakeholders in CSIRO work on sea-level change.
  4. Coordinate the acquisition of in situ
    sea level measurements and the production of scientific products such as
    estimates of global mean and regional sea-level change.
  5. Make major contributions to scientific
    papers.
  6. Maintenance and upgrading of the project
    web site (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/sealevel/).


 



Salary: $92k - $100k plus super

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Term: 3 years

Reference Number: TAS13/04964



To be successful, you will have:



  1. A PhD, MSc or BSc in mathematics,
    physics or computer science and substantial experience working in a scientific
    and computing environment.
  2. Strong mathematical skills (including
    but not restricted to linear algebra and statistics) backed by a sound physical
    understanding of the natural environment.
  3. Outstanding programming skills, with the
    demonstrated capability to take responsibility for accurately completing major
    tasks and activities, including the ability to write and maintain FORTRAN and
    MATLAB computer programs in a Unix environment, and the ability and willingness
    to work with legacy code.
  4. Demonstrated experience with climate
    and/or ocean data sets and climate and ocean model results.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work as part of
    a small team, and to effectively communicate with colleagues in the team and
    international collaborators. 
  6. Demonstrated excellent oral and written
    and communication abilities.
  7. The ability to work independently,
    taking the initiative on projects but contributing to the team effort.
  8. Familiarity working with large data sets
    is desirable.


 



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About the Research Unit: Our sea level research at CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans
National Research Flagship and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative
Research Centre (ACE CRC) is focused on understanding recent (20th century and
early 21st century) sea level change as a basis for improving projections of
future sea level rise. We use data from tide gauges and satellite altimeters to
determine past changes in global mean and regional sea level. We also attempt
to understand the
reasons for past changes and use model
results for improved projections of future sea level rise.



 



For further information and to apply online for the position of Sea Level Project Scientist please
visit our website at http://www.csiro.au/careers,
under 'Positions Vacant' search for Reference Number TAS13/04964