First listed on: 18 May 2022

Education & Training Specialist


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The Opportunity

  • Dynamic & engaging work environment
  • Flexible work arrangement!
  • Join a diverse and inclusive team with strong focus on continuous learning

The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre (Pawsey) is a tier-1 high-performance computing facility accelerating scientific discoveries for Australia’s researchers. Located in Perth, Western Australia, Pawsey is currently serving scientists across the nation in domains such as radio astronomy, energy and resources, engineering, bioinformatics and health sciences.  Pawsey supports Australia's commitment to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Australian pathfinder projects (ASKAP and MWA).

The Centre is managed through a long-standing and successful unincorporated joint venture of the CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia, and supported by funding from the Western Australian and Federal governments.

Pawsey has recently announced its new supercomputer as part of the biggest upgrade to the infrastructure since the centre opened in 2009. The new supercomputer will deliver up to 50 petaFLOPs, or 30 times more compute power than its predecessor systems Magnus and Galaxy, to help power the future high-impact Australian research projects. The upgrade will also include the deployment of large-scale object storage for scientific data. Pawsey is also involved in multiple future technology evaluation projects including quantum computing.

The Education & Training Specialist (ETS) will design and develop and/or coordinate, facilitate and/or conduct face-to-face, online, and hybrid training in the areas of supercomputing, cloud computing data and visualisation (in conjunction with others). The ETS will work with training content to create successful eLearning courses to be deployed to a Learning Management System (LMS).

Your duties will include:

  • Facilitate, contribute and/or lead the training lifecycle for Pawsey-created customer training to meet specific outcomes.
  • Liaise with other HPC Centres, trainers and/or vendors to secure personnel, training and/or materials/resources per specific outcomes.
  • Schedule training sessions and manage course enrolment.
  • Create successful eLearning courses to be deployed to a Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Contribute to the evaluation of training needs, gaps, and outcomes for customers and/or staff.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and/or lead priority education (STEM) and/or training programs. 
  • Keep current with and contribute innovative solutions in (HPC) education & training.

Location: Pawsey Centre – Kensington, Western Australia
Salary:$87,068 to $98,504 per annum + up to 15,4% of superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 83495

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications or demonstrated significant experience in tertiary level education.
  2. Strong organisational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage complex and simultaneous demands, organise tasks, and meet deadlines.
  4. Experience in evaluating existing training and taking actions based on your evaluation.
  5. Experience in working across the entire training lifecycle for new training and/or materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to plan logistics needed for training (including in-person (on-site, off-site), virtual, and hybrid).
  7. A proven track record of working productively alone as well as on a team, showing initiative and self-motivation, plus an ability and willingness to perform with minimal supervision and follow defined procedures accurately and consistently.

CSIRO thrives on innovation; innovation that is harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences brought to our greatest challenges. CSIRO recognises that a candidate's capability to perform a role can be demonstrated in a variety of ways and encourages candidates to address the role criteria with this in mind. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents and other residents with FULL working rights in Australia.

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. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

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

19th June 2022 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed,

Please consider applying as soon as possible.

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