PhD projects at Monash University/The University of Melbourne

Two exciting PhD projects available at Monash with Dr Tim Peterson (tim.peterson@monash.edu). You will work with a dynamic and industry-aligned team at Monash and the University of Melbourne to statistically explore long-term hydrological change (see presentation-1 and presentation-2 for background ideas). Successful applicants will receive a stipend top-up of $8,000 p.a. tax-free (plus university stipend of $29k p.a.). For international students, send your CV to Tim by 14 March. For Australian nationals please contact him by 1 May.

Short term position for Python programmer at CSIRO

CSIRO is searching for a Python programmer who has 30-50 days (full time equivalent) available before 30 June 2021 to complete some well defined tasks.  CSIRO has funding but we don’t have an available Python programmer. Assuming it was a 40 day project work could be done at say 50% full-time load (about 3.5 hours per day) over 80 days, so it does not require a full-time commitment, and could suit a PhD candidate looking for a short-term position.  Briefly, we want to characterise gaps (mainly cloud) in Sentinel-2 satellite remote sensing data for Australia at 5-day, 10-day, 15-day, 20-day and monthly time-steps since its launch.  Then as there will be some gaps (e.g., sugar growing areas around Cairns in summer) develop relationships between Sentinel-1 (C-band radar so not impacted by cloud) and cloud-free Sentinel-2 observations and use those relationships to infill the gaps in Sentinel-2 data. Both Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 data are available on GEE.  If the person has Google Earth Engine (GEE) experience that would be an advantage, though not necessary.

Contact:
Dr Tim R. McVicar
Principal Research Scientist
Ecohydrological Time-Series Remote Sensing Team Leader
CSIRO Land and Water

Phone:  (02) 6246-5741  / e-mail:  tim.mcvicar@csiro.au

Positions in Australia x 4

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Research Associate

Apply now Job no: 501315
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

This position is fully funded by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Research Associate will contribute to and benefit from being a part of the CLEX community. The Centre’s research agenda encompasses interconnected research programs focused on Weather and Climate Interactions, Drought, Attribution and Risk, Ocean Extremes and Coupled Modelling. CLEX is a major seven-year initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is led by UNSW Sydney and partners with Monash, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University and The University of Tasmania alongside a suite of national and international partner organisations. Climate extremes are the confluence of high impact weather and climate variability. The Centre works to improve our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.

The Research Associate will contribute to collaborative research into understanding why the drought that affected eastern Australia in 2017-2020 developed and was so impactful. The Research Associate will collaborate on developing the land surface component of the modelling systems used to examine drought.

This position sits within the CLEX drought research team and will collaborate with senior and postdoctoral researchers in that team and other CLEX programs. The position will also contribute to the CLEX modelling team. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes provides a supportive and enriching workplace for its staff and students through its strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing initiatives.


About the role

  • $98K – $105K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full time (35 hours per week)

The Research Associate will report to Professor Jason Evans and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conduct research to help understand the 2017-2020 drought independently and as part of a team.
  • Resolve selected weaknesses in the land surface model as they relate to land-atmosphere interactions, hydrology, vegetation-water interactions etc.
  • Support the Centre’s modelling activities by acting as a point of connection between the drought program and the land science within the modelling program.
  • Maintain a strong focus on communicating research findings by publishing in highly ranked journals and presenting to peers at local, national and global conferences.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers among CLEX universities and partner organisations.
  • Engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships.
  • With the support of the Centre’s Knowledge Brokerage Team, the Research Associate will communicate relevant aspects of the research undertaken to stakeholders outside academia.
  • Contribute to the collegiate life of CLEX such as supporting PhD supervision, committee membership and leading workshops.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:
(Selection Criteria)

  • PhD in physical climate science, climate modelling, land surface modelling, physical hydrology, boundary layer meteorology, vegetation interactions or similar fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific research independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g. Fortran, Python, R) including in code management, with continuous integration and testing experience an advantage.
  • Strong research and publication track record (relative to opportunity) in an area listed in the position summary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g. Fortran, Python).
  • Willingness to engage with stakeholders outside of academia (e.g. government agencies, private businesses, NGOs, schools).
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact:
Jason Evans
E: jason.evans@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: March 28th, 2021

https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/501315/research-associate

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https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/501318/research-associate

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Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 23 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial-temporal Soil Carbon Modelling at CSIRO in Canberra

A Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial-temporal Soil Carbon Modelling at CSIRO in Canberra: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Canberra%2C-ACT-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-in-Spatial-temporal-Soil-Carbon-Modelling/713787700/

CSIRO Senior Hydroclimate Scientist

CSIRO is seeking a Senior Hydro-climatologist to join its Water Security Program in Canberra, Australia. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team researching climate change impacts on hydrology, working on innovative projects with real-world impact.

Salary is AUD$136K–$150K plus up to 15.4% superannuation.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Canberra%2C-ACT-Senior-Hydroclimate-Scientist/712854600/?locale=en_GB.

Contact David Post (david.post@csiro.au) for further information. 

3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

Institute of Environmental Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland

EPFL has launched a search for 3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in:

“Tipping ecological-economic systems towards sustainability”

The theme of next conference is “Tipping ecological-economic systems towards sustainability. Many natural resources around the world are being overexploited for short term economic benefits, leaving ecosystems on the brink of collapse. This is especially true for marine systems where overfishing is a continuous and globally increasing ecological and economic issue, also resulting in impacts on society and culture. Marine ecosystems are threatened to cross tipping points, leading to abrupt changes in recruitment, biomass, and consequently in catches. The aim of the conference is to discuss how to change ecological-economic system dynamics towards long-term sustainability.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2021

  ->  submit your abstract here

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2021

Registration: March 1 – April 30, 2021, no fees

Conference: May 31 – June 4, 2021


Program

Sessions online 8:00-11:30 and 16:30-20:00 UTC.


Keynote speakers

Yunne-Jai Shin is a quantitative ecologist and research director at the Research Institute for Development (IRD), France. She is working on marine biodiversity, exploitation and conservation and was one of the lead authors of the IPBES report on biodiversity.

Stephen R. Carpenter is Emeritus Director and Professor at the Center for Limnology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His research focuses on the interaction of biogeochemistry and food web processes in lakes.

Marie-Catherine Riekhof is Professor of Political Economy and Resource Management at the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences at Kiel University, Germany. She examines the impact of different institutional arrangements in the field of marine and coastal resources.

Camilla Sguotti is an empirical ecologist at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Her research focuses on marine ecosystems and population dynamics under human stressors such as fishing and climate change.


Organizers

Robert Arlinghaus, Humboldt University of Berlin

Martin Drechsler, UFZ, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Christian Möllmann, University of Hamburg

Martin Quaas, iDiv, Leipzig University


Local organizing committee

Veronika Liebelt, Felix Meier, Martin Quaas, Hanna Schenk, Maria Schnabel

Questions? Please contact wcnrm2021@idiv.de

We look forward to welcoming you to the next conference. More information following soon.

CEE-M Montpellier: Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in Resource Economics

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Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at the Australian Institute of Marine Science Quantitative Decision Science

The Modelling and Decision Support (M&DS) team delivers solution science. This strategic growth area for AIMS produces evidence-based science and advice for internal and external customers. As our Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Decision Science/Operations Research, you will fill the most urgent and critical element of AIMS’ capacity development in decision support. You will extend AIMS’ modelling capability to help tackle complex decision problems for marine science, management and policy. In this role you will join AIMS’ multi-disciplinary team of oceanographic, biological and ecological modellers, and with national and international collaborators in the fields of engineering, economics. business strategy and social sciences. You will do so by integrating advanced quantitative and analytical decision analyses (mathematics, statistics, programming, data science, machine learning) to help identify optimal solutions to complex, multi-objective decision problems in linked social-ecological systems such as the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo.

2 PhD positions in Norway: fishing technology and innovation & fisheries innovation and development

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

PhD / doctoral research fellow in fishing technology (semi-autonomy) and innovation.

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a position available for a PhD / doctoral research fellow in fishing technology (semi-autonomy) and innovation. The position is affiliated with The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research groups BRIDGE and HARVEST.

NCFS undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality in a multi- and interdisciplinary environment. Research activity is provisionally organized into groups focusing on social and cultural aspects of fisheries, living marine resources, seafood science, fish health, marine drug discovery, technology, resource management, and resource economics.

The research group BRIDGE carries out research within the following main areas: fisheries / living marine resources management; fisheries biology; marine ecology and oceanography; technology.

The research group HARVEST carries out research within the following main areas: selectivity and bycatch issues (with focus on the Arctic fisheries); experimental designs (on board research and commercial vessels); developing new models and data-analyses (i.e. novelty in statistics); testing of modified and new designs of fishing gears.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time, within 6 months after receiving the offer. The positions is for a period of 3 years.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
(PhD) are available here.

PhD in fisheries innovation and development

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Facuty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a position available for a PhD in fisheries innovation and development. The position is affiliated with The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research groups BRIDGE and HARVEST. The successful applicant is expected to start the employment as soon as possible after the acceptance of the job offer, and within six months after recieving the offer of appointment. Work place is in Tromsø.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3 years.

The PhD position is for a fixed term, with the objective of completion of research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD program is a prerequisite for employment, and the program period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD Candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD program and regulations for the degree of Philosophae Doctor (PhD) are available at the following address Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics PhD web pages.

NCFS undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality in a multi- and interdisciplinary environment. Research activity is provisionally organized into groups focusing on social and cultural aspects of fisheries, living marine resources, seafood science, fish health, marine drug discovery, technology, resource management, and resource economics.

The research group BRIDGE carries out research within the following main areas: social and cultural aspects of fisheries, fisheries / living marine resources management; fisheries biology; marine ecology and oceanography; technology.

The research group HARVEST carries out research within the following main areas: selectivity and bycatch issues (with focus on Arctic fisheries); experimental designs (on board research and commercial vessels); developing new models and data-analyses (i.e. novelty in statistics); testing of modified and new designs of fishing gears.