Data Analyst/Multibeam Swath Bathymetry Technician

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csicoCSIRO is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. In the environment area, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) conducts climate, marine and earth systems research which is used to assist in Australia’s national and global sustainable development. CMAR’s Hobart headquarters include a deep water port which opens to the Southern Ocean and is home to the Marine National Facility (MNF). This year the MNF will take delivery of RV Investigator, a new state-of-the-art, purpose built research vessel capable of carrying 40 staff on voyages of up to 60 days in the oceans around Australia, from the tropics to the Antarctic ice-edge.

With the delivery of RV Investigator to Hobart we are recruiting new staff including Data Analyst/Multibeam Swath Bathymetry Technicians who will be responsible for the acquisition, processing, archiving and dissemination of multibeam sonar datasets acquired by the vessel. The roles require the appointees to provide support on voyages, and whilst at sea, take responsibility for survey planning, the operation of multibeam sonar systems, data processing and liaising with scientists on board to achieve the scientific objectives of the voyage. Whilst onshore, the appointees will be engaged in data processing, data management and voyage preparation activities.

Specifically you will:

Operate and maintain the multibeam sonar(s), sub-bottom profiler and other geophysical instrumentation as required at sea on the MNF research vessel.
Process bathymetry datasets using CARIS HIPS/SIPS at sea, deriving and integrating GIS and mapping products as required by the scientific party.
Under general direction, process multibeam sonar bathymetry datasets using CARIS HIPS/SIPS onshore in Hobart.
Liaise with key stakeholders concerning all aspects of survey planning, survey, data collection and processing.
Assist with the processing and quality control of other datasets as required.
Take responsibility for the archiving and dissemination of data, including web access to data and for the maintenance and development of associated database and software tools.

Location: Based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Salary: $78K – $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Benefits: Attractive allowances and leave benefits apply to time at sea
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: TAS13/02166
The successful candidate will have:

Tertiary qualification and work experience in Spatial or Earth Sciences, Hydrographic Surveying or similar field.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with multibeam sonar theory, operation and data post-processing technique
Demonstrated database and computing skills and experience in C++; Java; scripting languages such as Perl or python; Windows/Linux network administration skills; Understanding of software engineering methodologies and version control system; Experience with database and web-based development; Working knowledge of GIS, OGC standards, web mapping services and best practice spatial data management techniques.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
Ability to provide high level technical support at sea up to 85 days per year on voyages which are typically 3-8 weeks duration.

Find out more visit: CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research (CMAR) or Marine National Facility

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