Science Developer - Data Assimilation
The Bureau of Meteorology

700 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne

Closing date: 8th October 2015

  • APS Level 6 (PO2) OR Executive Level 1 (SPOC)
  • $76,025-$86,438 (APS6) or $92,560-$104,260 (EL1) plus an additional 15.4% superannuation

The Bureau of Meteorology is an agency in the Environment portfolio of the Australian Government. As Australia's national weather, climate and water agency, the Bureau's expertise and services assist Australians in preparing for, and responding to the harsh realities of their natural environment. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic Territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used public services.

The Earth Systems Modelling Research Program within the Research and Development Branch at the Bureau of Meteorology seeks a researcher in the field of data assimilation. The occupant will be part of a team whose activities include development of numerical prediction systems in support of Bureau of Meteorology forecasts and applications. This position will assist in improving the objective analysis of observations to initialize high resolution numerical prediction systems, on a high performance computer. This position is being advertised at the Research Scientist level, with the starting salary to be determined by the qualities of the successful applicant.

To be successful you will:

Have experience in physical, numerical modelling of the atmosphere;

  • Have an understanding of the principles of data assimilation
  • Have experience in assessing the quality of numerical guidance;
  • Have knowledge of high performance computing technology applicable to meteorological systems;
  • Undertake high-level investigations and assessments under general direction;
  • Understand the importance of transitioning projects to Operational handover;
  • Have well-developed liaison, communication and documentation skills.
The classifications offered will match the skills and experience of the successful candidates.

To apply, click here. If you have any queries please contact Dr Peter Steinle on +613 9669 4848 or email

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