First listed on: 18 June 2018

Ecosystem Modeller

  • Apply your advanced modelling skills and research ability to support the sustainable use of Australia’s marine resources
  • Work in a dynamic team environment with world-leading researchers.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier scientific research organisation.

The Position:  

CSIRO’s Ocean & Atmosphere seeks a motivated Ecosystem Modeller to execute a research portfolio in risk assessment and ecosystem modelling, The Ecosystem Modeller will work with a group conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia related to activities such as fishing, energy, mining, tourism, environmental conservation, and urban and rural development.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting in the application of the Atlantis and Ecopath with Ecosim ecosystem modelling frameworks, as well as dynamic energy budget (DEB) and multispecies/ecosystem models of intermediate complexity (MICE), so as to understand and predict the responses of marine and coastal systems to natural and anthropogenic changes.
  • Analysing and collating biochemical tracer data to improve ecosystem models and the understanding of marine connectivity.
  • Interacting with CSIRO researchers and the broader research and resource management communities to identify research priorities and develop new project proposals.
  • Participating in communication processes within CSIRO and with stakeholders and researchers from outside CSIRO. 
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Producing high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

Location:  Hobart, TAS
Salary:     $95K to $103K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure:    Indefinite

Ref no:     57209

To be considered you will have:

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area in conjunction with experience in the development, calibration and delivery of Atlantis marine ecosystem models
  • Experience with dynamic energy budget (DEB) models.
  • Experience in the field of biochemical tracers, awareness of the latest advances in the field and its application in ecosystem understanding and how these data streams may be used to inform ecosystem modelling.
  • 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.


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

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Description


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How to Apply:

Please apply by uploading one document which incorporates your CV/Resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and motivations for applying.

Applications Close:  2 July 2018

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