Coastal Modeller – Data Assimilation

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The successful candidate will work within the Coastal Environmental Modelling Team, and will be responsible for the development, implementation and application of advanced methods for data assimilation and Bayesian inference in marine hydrodynamic, wave and biogeochemical models. The modelling team is increasingly involved in the development and application of operational coastal models, integrating data from advanced in situ platforms and sensors, and from remote sensing satellites.

Specifically you will:

•Contribute to development and application of novel methods for analysis of error and uncertainty in complex nonlinear environmental models.
•Undertake implementation and analysis of advanced techniques for data assimilation in coastal models.
•Collaborate with team members and contribute to the development and maintenance of the CSIRO Coastal Environmental Modelling Suite.
•Contribute to model applications and case studies as appropriate
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Salary: $86K – $93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref No: TAS02338

To be successful you will have:

•A PhD and documented research in marine coastal modelling, in two or more of hydrodynamics, waves, biogeochemistry, sediment.
•Demonstrated conceptual understanding and practical experience and skills in Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling and Bayesian Inference.
•Demonstrated experience and skill in implementation and application of data assimilation methods in coastal models.
•Demonstrated knowledge of coastal marine observations.
About CSIRO:
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About the Research Group
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For further information and to apply online for the position of Coastal Modeller – Data Assimilation please visit our website at, under “Positions Vacant” search for Reference Number TAS02338.

Closing date: 27 November 2011

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