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Chief Executive Postdoctoral fellowship position at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research in Aspendale, Melbourne, Australia
OCE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - Australian emissions of synthetic greenhouse gases.
- Participate in state-of-the-art monitoring and modelling of Synthetic Greenhouse Gas emissions
- Conduct innovative research
- Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation
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.
Applications are invited for a 3-yr OCE PDF in estimating Australian emissions of synthetic greenhouse gases (SGGs). SGGs are Australia's fastest growing (~10%/yr) greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sector and currently make up about 15% of Australia's GHG forcing that contributes to global long-term climate change. The project will enable Australia to demonstrate the viability and efficacy of atmospheric verification as applied to national SGG emissions.
You will lead the team that installs and operates a new SGG monitoring facility at Lucas Heights, NSW (near Sydney), creating an Australian network for SGG observations, based on similar, existing SGG facilities at Aspendale, Victoria (near Melbourne) and Cape Grim, Tasmania. The network will monitor SGG emissions from New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and South Australia (responsible for 70-75% of Australian SGG emissions).
You will be exposed to leading-edge technologies in the measurement and emissions modelling of SGGs and, as such, should finish this appointment in an outstanding position to pursue a research career in this field, or related fields, either in Australia or overseas.
Specifically you will be responsible for:
- The establishment and operation of a state-of-the-art SGG monitoring facility at Lucas Heights.
- The coordinated operation of the Australian SGG monitoring network at Lucas Heights, Aspendale and Cape Grim.
- Assisting the development of state-of-the-art inverse atmospheric modelling capability in CSIRO.
- Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, patents and technical reports.
- Develop innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
Location: Aspendale, Victoria
Salary: $81K to $88K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation effective from 4/7/2013 Ref No: VIC13/01598
Tenure: 3 years
To be successful you will have:
- A PhD in Atmospheric chemistry or related fields.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in state-of-the-art atmospheric measurements (preferably by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry), and atmospheric modelling (preferably inverse modelling) of GHG emissions.
- Demonstrated skills in the acquisition and processing of large data sets.
- Demonstrated ability to develop experimental plans which incorporate originality, creativity and innovation in solving problems, and which may introduce new directions and approaches.
- Demonstrated experience in working constructively with interdisciplinary teams.
Who we are: 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.
For further information and to apply online for the position of OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship - Australian emissions of synthetic greenhouse gases please visit our website at CSIRO CAREERS (www.csiro.au/careers), select "Positions Vacant", then choose "Jobs Search" and insert Reference Number VIC13/01598 where indicated or use this direct link:
Applications Close: 31 May 2013
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