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Quantitative River Systems Ecologist

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  • Are you passionate about quantitative ecology?
  • Take your career to another level
  • Join CSIRO Land & Water and help deliver innovative solutions

The Position:

The role of Research Scientist Staff in CSIRO is to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies. You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts. You may be involved in leading research projects or undertaking work that has impact on the development of scientific or technical knowledge.

The role will utilise skills in integrating ecohydrology and/or ecological modelling within a broader interdisciplinary understanding of aquatic systems, in order to inform environmental water management and policy. The scientist will play a key role in leading basin-scale integrative environmental research and building relationships with government and non-government customers.

Location: Black Mountain, ACT
Salary: $106k to $124k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref no: 29741

To be successful you will have:

  1. A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as quantitative ecology, ecological modelling or ecohydrology.
  2. A demonstrated understanding of ecological principals.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop models within an interdisciplinary framework to inform management of water to achieve ecological outcomes.
  4. A strong record working with stakeholders.
  5. Evidence of ability to win external research funding.
  6. Experience working with government policy-makers and environmental managers.
  7. The ability to work effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  8. A significant record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations.

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Applications close: 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 12th March 2017

This is a readvertised role (previously advertised as 'River Ecosystem Modeller'). Previous applicants need not apply.

To apply for this position you will be required to submit one document that contains your resume and a cover letter (of up to two pages) expressing your interest in the role and broadly addressing your suitability.

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