Senior Hydroclimate Scientist
- Salary: AU$136k - AU$150k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
- Tenure: Indefinite
- Reference: 70718
- Apply your hydroclimate research expertise to innovative projects with real world-impact
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team researching climate change impacts on hydrology
- Join CSIRO, Australia’s leading scientific research organisation
As a Senior Hydroclimate Scientist, you will contribute to research into the hydrological impacts of climate change and adaptation in the water resources and related sectors, particularly across the Murray-Darling Basin, a vitally important food bowl located in south-eastern Australia. You will make scientific advancements in multi-disciplinary research, particularly at the interface of climate and water, and be expected to provide leadership in the impacts of climate change on water and the associated flow-on impacts to agriculture, society, and the environment.
You will work on a range of externally-funded projects in south-eastern Australia, including the Water and Environment Research Program (WERP) funded by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and the Victorian Water and Climate Initiative funded by the Victorian Department of Land and Water Planning.
Your duties will include:
- Represent CSIRO externally, including in public forums, with industry, the research sector, and with State and Federal Government
- Act as a trusted advisor, utilizing knowledge of the client’s business and understanding their underlying needs
- Anticipate industry and/or community needs and market direction through client liaison/networking, and identify and adapt quickly to changes
- Within broad guidelines, use professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines, and research experience/achievement to formulate, develop and complete an approved research program with general direction as to the aims of the activities
- Communicate research results to clients and the scientific community through oral and written reports, which may include the preparation of documents for patent applications
- Provide advice to policymakers and inform and transfer knowledge to non-scientific audiences
- Undertake feasibility studies, demonstrating a considerable degree of originality, creativity, and innovation in solving problems and introducing new directions and approaches
To be considered you will need:
Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.
- A PhD degree or equivalent research experience in hydrological science or environmental science
- More than 15 years of research experience in hydroclimate research, in particular, climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources adaptation to a changing climate
- Demonstrated experience in the application of research directly informing management and planning in the water resources and related sectors
- Strong written and oral communication skills including an ability to publish research results, write reports and make scientific presentations to audiences with scientific and non-scientific backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team in order to meet deadlines and respond productively to changing requirements
- Ability to work independently to define and carry-out specific work goals
- Strong publication record
- Leadership and/or innovation in research
- Experience in delivering projects funded by government and industry
- Experience in securing research funding
- Knowledge of key water resources issues in Australia
For full details about this role please review the Position Description
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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.