CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Remote Monitoring of Habitat Condition

Opportunity Type: 
Student Opportunity
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

• Conceptualise and develop a new approach to real-time habitat condition monitoring
• Identify and harness a range of new analysis techniques and data sources
• Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Quantitative Biodiversity Assessment Team. The ideal candidate will have practical experience in spatiotemporal modelling, remote sensing, ecology, and data integration as well as advanced programming skills.

Supported by a team of experts, you will develop a particular area of transformative technology which has been identified as vital to enabling rapid response to ecosystem change for more effective and efficient biodiversity management. The novel approach to be developed will combine high-performance analytics with ongoing advances in Earth observation data-streams, to provide dynamic monitoring of real-time changes in the condition of biodiversity habitat across Australia.

In this role, you will work closely with the CSIRO team that have developed the nationally consistent Habitat Condition Assessment System (HCAS). Moving from the current ‘static’ analytical capability of HCAS to one that provides regular, up-to-date, fine resolution habitat condition monitoring will require you (supported by the HCAS team) to undertake novel research to overcome the key scientific challenges associated with this endeavour.

More specifically you will be:
• Responsible for conceptualising and developing a new approach to real-time habitat condition monitoring based on remote sensing, involving collaboration with CSIRO scientists.
• Identifying and harnessing a range of new analysis techniques and data sources in developing science solutions to the key challenges of real-time habitat condition monitoring.
• Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.

Location: Canberra, ACT
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Salary: AU$86K – AU$94K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference: 6764

To be successful you will need:
1. A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as ecological modelling, remote sensing, machine learning, or data analytics.
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
2. Demonstrated experience in spatial modelling or spatiotemporal data analysis.
3. Evidence of advanced statistical modelling or data analytics skills, and programming capabilities in one or more language relevant to spatiotemporal modelling (e.g. Python, R).
4. 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.
5. High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
6. A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
7. A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and be able to commence in late 2020/early 2021.

For more information please view the Position Description at https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Canberra%2C-ACT-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-...

Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

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Applications Close
Wednesday, 29th July 2020 at 11:59PM AEST