First listed on: 10 March 2019

Quantitative Fisheries Scientist 

The Opportunity

  • Do you have an interest in analysing datasets?
  • Undertake research relevant to the management of Australian fisheries
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a Quantitative Fisheries Scientist.

As the successful candidate you will work within a team that conducts fisheries research including stock status estimation in Australian and international fisheries. You will manage, synthesise and analyse large data sets and work with scientific databases of commercial fishing data.

Your duties will include

  • Undertake research and analysis relevant to the management of Australian fisheries.
  • Interact with other CSIRO researchers in identifying research priorities and developing new project proposals.
  • Assist in leading small research projects, including the negotiation of resource requirements.
  • Produce high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their needs and take personal responsibility for client satisfaction.

Location:      Hobart TAS
Salary:          AU$97,276 - AU$105,269 plus up to 15.4% superannuation  
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    60664

To be successful you will need

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in quantitative population dynamics or natural resource modelling (e.g. simulation, optimisation, estimation, control theory, and management strategy evaluation).
  • Computer programming ability in R, C, Python or similar language.
  • 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.

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

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

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


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

Wednesday 01 May 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

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