[ASC-list] Fwd: A new opportunity! Please share with your networks and encourage applications

Lindy Orthia lindy.orthia at anu.edu.au
Thu Oct 29 03:25:33 UTC 2020

Dear colleagues,

Please forward this to your undergraduate student contacts and other relevant lists, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander undergraduates you know.

I’m just the messenger, but the program team are keen to promote this opportunity far and wide :)

Best wishes,

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Diamond, Cassandra (Services, Dutton Park)" <Cassandra.Diamond at csiro.au<mailto:Cassandra.Diamond at csiro.au>>
Subject: A new opportunity! Please share with your networks and encourage applications
Date: 28 October 2020 at 4:28:05 PM AEDT
To: "Diamond, Cassandra (Services, Dutton Park)" <Cassandra.Diamond at csiro.au<mailto:Cassandra.Diamond at csiro.au>>

Dear all,

The NCMI Indigenous Scholarship Program (NISP) is an initiative of the CSIRO National Collections and Marine Infrastructure (NCMI) Business Unit to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.  The program will offer opportunities to promising tertiary students in several scientific, engineering and business-related disciplines.  Scholarships will typically run over the Australian summer holidays with placements beginning in late November or early December.  Students will receive a stipend for the duration of their scholarship and in some cases, may also receive a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs.

The NCMI Indigenous Scholarship Program (NISP) currently has two advertised opportunities with a closing date for applications of 16 November 2020 at 11:00pm AEDT:

Atlas of Living Australia

The NCMI Indigenous Scholarship Program (NISP) has two opportunities for second or third year STEM undergraduate students to join the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) for 10 weeks in the summer vacation break.  The students will join the ALA Team to assist in management of its data assets and data functions. In this challenging and rewarding role you will be working with ALA staff members on the standardisation and ingestion of data into the ALA platform and have the opportunity to directly liaise with current ALA data providers, which include national leading research entities and researchers, various levels of government bodies, and citizen science organisations.

Project Duties/Tasks

Under the supervision of ALA team staff members, you will:

  *   work collaboratively with ALA Data Providers to prepare and load datasets in a timely and quality assured manner;
  *   undertake a review of current Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) reference data and update as necessary;
  *   perform business analysis functions as required to elicit, articulate and document requirements for necessary system enhancements;
  *   work collaboratively in a collegiate team environment to ensure that outstanding outcomes are delivered to customers in a timely manner;
  *   conduct other activities that the supervisors consider will assist with your growth and capability building.

Relevant Fields of Study

This project is most suitable for second or third year undergraduate students who are studying STEM degrees and can demonstrate sound understanding of data and programming.

Location:            Black Mountain, Canberra ACT (however a flexible working arrangement may be possible)
Scholarship:       $1,559.85 per fortnight (before tax)
Duration:             10 weeks in the summer vacation break

To apply go to - https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Canberra%2C-ACT-NCMI-Indigenous-Scholarship-Program/686873300/

Marine National Facility - Data Acquisition and Processing

The NCMI Indigenous Scholarship Program (NISP) has an opportunity for a final year university student majoring in Computer Science to join their Data Acquisition and Processing (DAP) team to work on the Seagoing Science Instrument Configuration Control System project.  The objectives of this project is to provide:
•       A ship-accessible database of instrument and calibration data (the “Instrument Database”) that can be utilised by acquisition systems and for compiling metadata records. The aim is to minimise transcription errors by transferring calibration data electronically rather than on paper.
•       A versioned history of RV Investigator’s voyage instrument configuration (not part of the student’s scope) that can be cross-referenced by deployment records and used to generate an end-of-voyage Instrument metadata list.

Project Scope
The scope of the Instrument Database project includes:

  *   Coordinating with the Calibration Facility and the MAPS team to implement mechanisms for importing relevant data into the Instrument Database  
  *   Providing web-based interfaces for the SIT team to import externally calibrated equipment details
  *   Implementing a mechanism to replicate the database to the ship
  *   Developing tools and interfaces to aid in the process of updating ship systems with the latest equipment calibration details (eg generating configuration files and database interfaces)

Project Duties/Tasks
The student’s tasks will focus on the Instrument Database components of the project and will include:

  *   Documenting requirements and interface specifications in consultation with the RV Investigator support teams who are the end users of the Instrument Database (the DAP and SIT teams), the Calibration Facility and the MNF Equipment Database (MAPS) development team
  *   Developing a design for the Instrument Database; the user interfaces and the mechanisms to transfer data from the feeder databases and across to the ship
  *   Implementing and testing the system, coordinating with the Calibration Facility and the MAPS administrator as required   

Relevant Fields of Study
This project is best suited to final year university students majoring in Computer Science.

Location:             Hobart (Battery Point). TAS
Scholarship:        $1,559.85 per fortnight (before tax)
Duration:              8 - 12 weeks (during the summer vacation break)

To apply go to - https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Hobart%2C-TAS-NCMI-Indigenous-Scholarship-Program-RV-Investigator-Instrument-Database/686874500/

Cassandra Diamond BA BEd(Hons)
Manager – Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy
CSIRO Education and Outreach  |  CSIRO
cassandra.diamond at csiro.au<mailto:cassandra.diamond at csiro.au>  |  07 3833 5783  |  0436 655 369
Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102

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