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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ocean-Atmosphere Modelling


The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, is under increasing anthropogenic stress. The multi-institution Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program ( 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 either in the Hobart or Melbourne laboratories of CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere.

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, analyse the model output and publish the results in the peer-review literature. The atmospheric model being used 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 used in the eReefs Project (

By contributing to this project 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.

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. Applications close 26 November 2021.

For further details contact Mark Baird ( or Matthew Woodhouse (, or go to:

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