[Met-jobs] OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship at CSIRO (Australia)

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Dear colleagues,

Please forward the below information to other colleagues who may be
interested in the postdoc position that hasopened in the CSIRO Oceans
and Atmosphere flagship.

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate Extremes and Australian
Terrestrial Vegetation

Work alongside leaders in your field
Carry out innovative, impactful research of importance
Exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in a leading
scientific organisation

The Position:

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific
careers through our Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral
Fellowships. Successful applicants will work with leaders in the field
of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities.

This OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity is within a small team that
uses biospheric models and large datasets to understand material and
energy exchanges of the Australian landscape and how these are affected
by climate extremes.

Climate variability, and associated water availability and heat
extremes, is an important aspect of the climate system that affects
society. New science is emerging on the very likely increase of climate
extremes under a warmer Earth. Yet the response of vegetation to these
changes is one of the largest uncertainties in projecting future
climate, carbon sequestration and water resources. You will contribute
to establishing process-based understanding of the responses of
vegetation to changes in water availability and heat extremes by
integrating modelling, flux and remote sensing data.

Your duties will include:

Use of high resolution hyperspectral and LIDAR remote-sensing data
to detect temporal dynamics of phenology, growth, structure, and
plant functional traits at a range of eddy-covariance sites around
Australia.
Use derived information to constrain vegetation structural dynamics
within a biospheric model at the flux sites. This will require the
implementation of observation models with the biospheric model.
Use biospheric model simulations at the continental level to assess
the effects of climate variability and extremes on vegetation dynamics.
Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for
further research.
Undertake CSIRO’s postdoctoral training program.

Location:Yarralumla, ACT Australia
Salary: AUD$78k to $88k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref no: ACT15/01092    

To be successful you will have:

A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a
relevant discipline area, such as earth system science,
biology/ecology, environmental sciences, remote sensing, mathematics
or physics.

Demonstrated capability to conduct innovative research, with
interest in plant physiology and function, and the carbon and water
cycle.

Strong numerical skills with experience in handling and analysing
large datasets including flux data, remote sensing products and
biopsheric model output.

Experience in data assimilation and the development of observation
models.

The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary,
regionally dispersed research team.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3
years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

About CSIRO: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the largest and
most diverse scientific organisations in the world. By igniting the
creative spirit of our people, we deliver great science and innovative
solutions that benefit industry, society and the environment.

Applications Close 31 May 2015 at 11.30pm AEDT

To apply for this position please visit our careers website
.

Best regards,

Eva van Gorsel

Director TERN OzFlux Facility | Team Leader Micrometeorology
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship
Eeva.vangorsel@csiro.au
AForestry House, Building 002, Wilf Crane Crescent, Yarralumla, ACT
2601, Australia
http://www.csiro.au | http://www.ozflux.org.au

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