Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Fluxes, CSIRO, Hobart, Australia

 The Position

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, with a background in oceanography and/or marine biogeochemistry to improve understanding and representation of air-sea CO2 fluxes at from diel to seasonal and longer timescales.  The focus is on ocean processes, in particular observations of interactions between surface and subsurface waters and their influence on biogeochemistry, ocean productivity, and air-sea gas exchange. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary supervisory team with internationally-recognised expertise in satellite remote sensing, carbon cycle modelling, marine bio-optics and ocean biogeochemistry.

 Location:      Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Reference:   4944

Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as oceanography, marine biogeochemistry or ocean remote sensing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic processes that influence production, carbon cycling, and air-sea gas exchange.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with numerical modelling codes and/or data visualization and statistical evaluation of oceanographic and marine biogeochemical observations (in situ or satellite).
  • Ability to handle and manipulate large data sets using software such as Matlab, R, Python.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research and to adapt to changing circumstances in order to prioritise and address problems and to deliver projects effectively and on time.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

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Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 12 June 2018