CSIRO Engineering Fellowship in Data Driven Energy Modelling

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Newcastle, Australia

Job posting number: #7196571 (Ref:cj_95145)

Posted: November 29, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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The Opportunity


  • Do you have a PhD or Engineering Masters in data driven modelling?
  • Unique opportunity to collaborate on two research initiatives.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation! 


CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral and Engineering 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.

CSIROs Toward Net Zero and Smart Energy missions are recruiting for a CERC Fellow to collaborate on research initiatives to tackle Australia’s greatest challenges.  The CERC Fellow you will work closely with internationally renowned research scientists and engineers to support Australia’s electricity system transition.

As the CERC Fellow, you will have formal training and or relevant experience developing high quality models of energy systems, specifically related to buildings, HVAC and/or Distributed Energy Resources. You will have a strong code development background and a passion for deploying models for use in demonstration/prototype systems.

Your duties will include:


  • Developing physics informed data driven algorithms for improving building operations.
  • Supporting development of packaged software for demonstration in real life scenarios/pilot setup.
  • Utilising best practice software management practices to work collaboratively with researchers.
  • Recording, managing, and analysing data/information using relevant domain data science techniques and report results suitable for scientific dissemination.


Location: Newcastle, NSW or Clayton, VIC preferred.  Other locations will be considered.
Salary: AU$92,624 - AU$101,459k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 95145

To be considered you will need:


  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) OR hold an engineering degree plus a Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Engineering (MEng) qualifications (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a masters) plus significant contributions to research and development equivalent to that expected of a new PhD graduate. The doctorate or masters must be in a relevant discipline area, such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).  Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of relevant research experience.
  • Experience in writing high quality software in one or more common programming languages and using software development best practises including code repositories, continuous testing, and documentation.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.


For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term.  

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. 

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Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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

31 January 2024, 11:00pm AEDT

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Job posting number:#7196571 (Ref:cj_95145)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:CSIRO
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