First listed on: 06 June 2022

Hydrological Modeller


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The Opportunity

  • Be a part of innovative research and lead components of high impact projects
  • Contribute to the hydroclimate analysis of large catchments
  • Join CSIRO Land and Water and make a difference!

CSIRO’s Land and Water Business is seeking a highly motivated Hydrological Modeller to bring together a diverse spectrum of scientific and engineering capabilities using world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in order to develop innovative research.

You will contribute to the strong multi-disciplinary capability in the Water Security Program of the L&W Business Unit, which undertakes research into hydrology and water resources, water-agriculture-livelihood interactions, integrated basin management, and adaptation to a changing climate.

You will be leading a part of externally funded projects responsible to provide baseline hydroclimate projections and hydrological impacts which are required for other researchers to assess changes to river systems operation and policy settings to support river management and indirectly enhance economics, and environmental and social growth.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking hydroclimate assessments of large river basins under historical and future climate and landuse change scenarios.
  • Conducting original hydroclimate and hydrological modelling research to support adaptation to climate change through enhanced river basin management.
  • Conducting original research in river system modelling in order to better predict the effects of adaptation strategies on basin conditions, particularly as related to water outcomes.
  • Delivering high impact projects and initiatives like the Murray-Darling Water and Environment Research Program (MD-WERP), Integrated Regional Water and Digital Water and Landscapes.
  • Communicating research outcomes to scientific and industry forums through scientific publications, reports, and presentations.
  • Working closely with industry clients to ensure delivery of research outcomes and transferring technologies and/or guidelines for adoption.

Location: Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite / Full-time
Reference: 84841

To be considered you will need:

  • Doctorate or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience in a relevant field such as hydrological science or environmental science.
  • Demonstrated experience researching climate change impacts on hydrology, and/or water resources adaptation to a changing climate.
  • Proven experience in the application of research informing management and planning in the water resources sector.
  • Strong oral communication skills including the ability to make scientific presentations to audiences with a scientific and non-scientific background.
  • Demonstrated publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and/or conference papers and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team in order to meet deadlines and respond productively to changing requirements,
  • Strong ability to work independently to define and carry out specific work goals.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description.


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


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How to Apply

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

Applications Close

03 July 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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