Fish Ecologist

Recruiter: CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU) or Wodonga, Vitoria (AU)
Salary: AU$113,338 – AU$132,811 plus up to 15.4% super
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Discipline: Earth, Environment & Energy, Ecology & Conservation, Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

 

The Position

CSIRO’s Land and Water is seeking to appoint a Fish Ecologist.

As the successful candidate you will have good quantitative skills, knowledge of the relationship between fish, fish populations, river flows and other environmental factors in natural and artificial inland waters. Using these skill you will develop and lead projects that examine fish and fish populations in river basins.

We are seeking a person with a demonstrated science foundation in fish ecology and freshwater ecology, who has experience working in rivers and basins that have undergone flow changes. We are seeking skills that will progress scientific understanding of the relationship between fish, fish populations, river flows and other environmental factors in natural and artificial inland waters, with findings translated to management.

Your duties will include

  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Advance knowledge on the ecology of freshwater fish and in particular, the relationships between fish and river flows.
  • Develop and lead research projects that examine fish and fish populations in river basins.
  • Develop models and decision-based support systems and recommendations that can be used by water managers whose activities target fish populations.

Location:      Canberra ACT or Wodonga VIC
Salary:          AU$113,338 – AU$132,811 plus up to 15.4% superannuation 
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    61446

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate in a fish ecology or relevant discipline area
  • Experience with freshwater fish and environmental flows research, particularly native fish.
  • Quantitative skills that can generate models or decision support systems and recommendations for water managers
  • Demonstrated understanding of management and science issues facing the Murray Darling Basin
  • A solid record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings
  • 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 the position description on our website at www.csiro.au/careers

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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.

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.

Apply Online

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

Applications Close

Friday 31 May 2019 at 11.59pm AEDT

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