Research Data Engineer

Brisbane, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is an Australian Government initiative to enhance Australia’s environmental research effort. TERN coordinates a nationally distributed set of instrumentation and data, and information services which collectively contribute to meeting the needs of terrestrial ecosystem research and other users in Australia for land observing systems. The infrastructure also contributes to Australia’s role in international programs in areas such as global flux observing. TERN was established in 2009 by a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) grant from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DoET). Through a number of extensions and renewals of its grant, TERN’s funding is currently in place until June 2019.

The role

The Research Data Engineer is part of the TERN data team working on data delivery projects. The successful applicant will enhance TERN’s data and modelling capability by processing data collected from different instruments, including Eddy covariance. The TERN data team is a dynamic multidisciplinary team and the successful applicant will work closely with the ecosystem science research community across TERN to develop data products to support their research.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in atmosphere science, computer science, information technology, or a related field, combined with in-depth knowledge and experience working in field measurements and analysing complex and diverse datasets. You should also have experience with carbon flux data, the integration of datasets from different sources, and software version control.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment until June 2019, at HEW Level 7. The full-time equivalent remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a., pro rata).

Position Description

Download File position-description-TERN-research-data-engineer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Siddeswara Guru on +61 7 3346 3125 or

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