First listed on: 11 June 2019

Graduate Groundwater Hydrologist

The Opportunity
  • Do you have a passion in groundwater hydrology?
  • Make a difference in the interactions of the gas industry with water and the environment
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Land and Water is seeking to appoint a graduate for their groundwater hydrology area.

As the successful candidate you will help support CSIRO Scientists in the Geological and Bioregional assessment program to assess the potential impacts of shale and tight gas development on water and the environment.

Your duties will include
  • Reporting and analysis of groundwater modelling and field investigations.
  • Preparation of program communication materials and project management support.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed research team, and business unit to carry out tasks in support of CSIRO’s scientific objectives.
  • Undertake and complete tasks under technical direction, working with discretion to decide on the timing of operations within the work team’s plan and planning ahead to meet experiment and/or project demands.

Location:      Waite SA
Salary:          AU$63,594 - AU$80,937 plus up to 15.4% superannuation  

Tenure:         Specified term until 30 June 2021
Reference:    62105

To be successful you will need
  • Bachelor’s degree with honours in science or engineering in a field related to groundwater hydrology or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and visualise groundwater data in a variety of software packages, e.g. spatial analysis in ArcGIS, statistical analysis in R, visualisation in Python.
  • Demonstrated ability in aspects of project management e.g. scheduling work and monitoring tasks in Microsoft Project, preparing agendas and minutes of meetings, using databases to keep track of data and citations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders, e.g. clients in government, partners in industry and colleagues in other science organisations.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish - D&I Strategy

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Monday 24 June 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

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