Senior Experimental Scientist - ARGO


CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere


Hobart, Tasmania

Salary etc:

Salary: $80,000 - $103,000 plus up to 15.4% super; Term: Indefinite



  • Work with a dynamic group of researchers running the Australian Argo Program
  • Use your expertise to support real-time operations, delayed-mode quality control, and maintaining a suite of software systems
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

The position:

CSIRO leads the Australian Argo Program. This includes float preparation and deployment; float purchasing and float logistics, real-time data distribution, data processing and dissemination; delayed-mode quality control (DMQC); software support for real-time data processing software, and delayed-mode quality control software; and data analysis and Argo science.

The Argo team is contracted to manage the Australian Argo array and to deliver data in real-time to operational centres around the world, underpinning ocean forecast systems and seasonal prediction.

The successful applicant will join the Argo Team in Hobart, playing a key role in the support of real-time operations, delayed-mode quality control, and maintaining a suite of software systems to underpin our day-to-day activities. The role will also involve collaboration with researchers in other disciplines undertaking climate impact assessments. The role requires someone who wants to be part of a team, has a keen interest in ocean observations, and has good scientific programming skills.

To be successful, you will have a relevant Bachelors / Masters Degree in science, preferably in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Physics, Mathematics, information technology, or Geography &/or equivalent experience. You will also have proven scientific programming experience (preferably with Matlab or Python) and experience in the processing and/or quality control of observational data, with a high degree of attention to detail. Working knowledge of physical oceanography and experience working with ocean sensors and instrumentation is highly desirable, as is the willingness and ability to travel at sea for prolonged periods.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce. 

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. Find out more Balance

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere will support Australia’s prosperity through research underpinning sustainable economic, social, and environmental use of Australia’s marine estate and providing information, technologies, and services to governments, industries, and communities to enable adaption to changing climate and environmental conditions.

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