Research Scientist Hydrologist




Canberra, ACT

Salary etc:

$98,000 - $106,000 p.a. + 15.4% super. Tenure: Indefinite.



The Opportunity

  • ​​​​​​Use your expertise in river system modelling & hydrological process modelling
  • Contribute to research on water resources assessment and water accounting
  • Join CSIRO Land and Water and make a difference!

CSIRO Land and Water is seeking a motivated Research Scientist – Hydrologist to join the Water Security Program. This group has a strong hydrological science and modelling capability. As the successful candidate, you will contribute to innovative research and delivery to high impact external projects on water resources assessment and water accounting under current and future climate. You will also contribute to the wider inter-disciplinary efforts of the Land and Water Business Unit in integrated water resource management and development impacts on water and environment.

To be successful, you will need experience in hydrological process modelling, river system modelling and remote sensing applications in hydrology and experience in programming and working with large data sets.

Your duties will include:

  • Conducting original research in hydrological science and hydrological modelling.
  • Working on high impact external projects (like Water and Agriculture assessments in Northern Australia and the Murray-Darling Basin Water and Environment Research Program (WERP)).
  • Contributing to inter-disciplinary research particularly in the areas of landscape and river system modelling, integrated water resource management, development impacts and floodplain inundation modelling.
  • Communicating research outcomes including scientific publications and reports as well as presentations to scientific and industry forums.

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as hydrology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in hydrological processes understanding (landscape and river systems).
  • Experience in river system modelling and remote sensing application in hydrology.
  • Experience in programming and working with large datasets.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A willingness to work in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver both science and impact, and ability to respond to changing requirements.
  • A history of undertaking original, creative and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
  • Growing publication record in hydrology, water resources and related sciences.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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