[ASC-list] Science Communication Vacation Scholarship at CSIRO

Sarah Wood swood44 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 3 00:17:59 UTC 2010

Summer Vacation Scholarship at CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Currently studying science communication? 
Gain communications experience in a professional environment! 
Applications close 11 November 2010! 
CSIRO is advertising a position for a talented Science Communication student to join the Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics Division over the Summer Holidays from Dec 2010 - Feb 2011.
Location:  North Ryde, NSW
Salary:     stipend $650 gross per week

Working in a small communications team you will assist with the daily communications support activities for CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics. As the mathematical and statistical backbone of CSIRO, our scientists work within multidisciplinary science teams on projects as diverse as finding genetic markers for Alzheimer’s, analysing environmental data from river catchments and catch counts from fisheries, simulating dam breaks and industrial fluid flows, optimising supply chains, detecting disease outbreaks from emergency room data,  improving the Australian welfare system and developing software for imaging biological cells and grading opals.
You will also be working on some projects to support the Computational and Simulation Sciences (CSS) Platform, an essential group within CSIRO who provide scientists with the cutting edge computing facilities and training to speed up their scientific applications. This includes Australia’s first CPU-GPU supercomputer and a range of other activities that utilise the power of GPU computing, visualisation and other leading computing technologies.
For more details visit the job ad here: https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F812
Any questions about the position, please contact Sarah Wood sarah.wood at csiro.au on 02 9325 3227 		 	   		  
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