• Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as physical oceanography, atmospheric physics or aerosol-cloud interactions or similar?
• Exciting opportunity to predict the impacts of marine cloud brightening on coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
• Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
This postdoctoral fellowship will be appointed for two years or full time equivalent, with a third-year available contingent on the extension of external funding.
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, is under increasing anthropogenic stresses. The multi-institution Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (https://gbrrestoration.org/) is investigating GBR-wide scale interventions to improve the future health of the Great Barrier Reef. This role will work within a team of scientists in CSIRO and partner agencies to predict the impacts of marine cloud brightening on coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. This opportunity is based within the Coast and Ocean Research Program of the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Business Unit.
The successful applicant will contribute to the development of a coupled atmospheric – ocean – coral bleaching model system. They will conduct simulations of the coupled system on the National Computing Infrastructure and analyse the model output. The atmospheric model is the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator which includes a sophisticated aerosol module. The ocean hydrodynamic – biogeochemical model is the CSIRO Environmental Modelling Suite (https://research.csiro.au/cem/software/ems/) used in the eReefs Project
By contributing to these goals, you will be an important component in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program’s goal of developing a suite of interventions capable of significantly improving the future health of the Great Barrier Reef.