Research Scientist Hydrologist

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Apr 25, 2021
May 25, 2021
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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.

Location: Canberra, ACT Australia preferred, other locations by negotiation

Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 72884

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.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line via the CSIRO website and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

23 May 2021, 11:00 pm AEST