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Quantitative Ecologist and Ecosystem Modeller

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The Opportunity

  • Use your expertise in marine ecosystem modelling
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world class facilities
  • Join our team at CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

 

The successful applicant will play a role in the development of a strong program of research within a multi-disciplinary group to support the sustainable use of Australia's marine resources.

You will help execute a research portfolio in the area of risk assessment and ecosystem modelling, working with a group conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia in relation to activities such as fishing, energy, mining, tourism, environmental conservation, and rural and urban development. The research approach is based on a scientific understanding of the functioning and dynamics of socioecological systems, including the interactions of natural and multiple human activities. This work requires an understanding of marine ecological modelling, model uncertainty and modern approaches to the science-management interface.

The work will include: collation and analysis of relevant socioecological data sets (e.g. oceanography, diet contents, economic statistics, social networks and other biological, economic and social spatial and temporal data); assisting with modelling of socioecological processes; assist with multicomponent marine risk assessments; development and refinement of methods for incorporating observational data information into multispecies and ecosystem models; and the development and refinement of methods for model parameterisation, fitting and uncertainty analysis

Your duties will include

  • Assist in the application of marine and coastal socioecological models – specifically multispecies/ecosystem models of intermediate complexity (MICE), as well as approaches such as size-based models, Atlantis, Ecopath with Ecosim agent based models and risk assessment-based approaches.
  • Interact with CSIRO researchers and the broader research and resource management communities to identify research priorities and develop new project proposals.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

 

Location: St Lucia, QLD

Salary: AU$97,276 - AU$105,269 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 5 years specified term

Reference: 59445

 

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as systems modelling, quantitative marine/aquatic or fisheries science
  • Direct experience in the development, calibration and delivery of marine ecosystem models.
  • Experience in the initiation of original research work and development of innovative approaches to research problems.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

 

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

 

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

 

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

About CSIRO

 

At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

 

Sunday 20 January 2019 

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