First listed on: 05 December 2017

Research Technician - Aquaculture Biologist

  • Manage animal stocks and aquaria based trials in our labs on beautiful Bribie Island
  • Design new processes or equipment to meet individual requirements
  • Provide guidance on experimental techniques and protocols

The position:

As a Research Technician in aquaculture biology you will undertake a wide range of operational aspects of both seawater and freshwater experimental systems including:

  • system monitoring and control,
  • animal rearing,
  • risk identification,
  • problem solving,
  • managing complex data sets.  

In the management of animal stocks and aquaria based trials, you will design and perform experiments, undertake data collection as well as routine laboratory analysis. You will also design new processes or apparatus to meet special circumstances and test possible solutions to resolve problems.

This is an autonomous role requiring regular weekend and periodic after hours work and short field trips.  At times you may be required to oversee the activities of less experienced staff and provide guidance on experimental techniques and protocols.

Location:      Bribie Island, Queensland
Salary:          AU $61k to AU 78k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         3 year term
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As a minimum requirement, you will hold tertiary qualifications and have sound experience in Aquaculture or a related field. You will also have:

  • excellent communication skills and professional behaviours,
  • the ability to effectively manage a number of competing priorities,
  • recent experience in the husbandry of crustacean and fish for research or production,
  • experience in prawn broodstock husbandry, algal and brine shrimp culture, larval rearing of crustaceans, and in management of water treatment systems,
  • experience in the maintenance, handling and sampling of Atlantic salmon, and in the management of tropical and temperate recirculation systems for aquatic animals.

To see all the essential criteria required for success in this diverse and interesting role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today!

Position Details

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce CSIRO

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.  Find out more Balance

How to apply: Please load your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB). At the end of the online application process, you will also be required to respond to some screening questions. 

Applications close: Wednesday 3 January, 2018 (11:59pm AEDT)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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