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Research Projects Officer - Freshwater Ecology & Waterbirds
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- Engage in CSIRO Land and Water’s high-impact research in freshwater and avian ecology that is directly informing water and wetland management across the Murray-Darling Basin and Australia
- Be part of Australia’s National Science and Innovation Agency and contribute to research that impacts the nation
- Join CSIRO! A truly collaborative, flexible and inclusive workplace
CSIRO Land and Water is delivering the knowledge and innovation needed to underpin the sustainable management of our land, water, ecosystems, biodiversity and cities.
As a Research Projects Officer - Freshwater Ecology and Waterbirds, you will engage in CSIRO Land and Water’s high-impact research in freshwater and avian ecology that is directly informing water and wetland management across the Murray-Darling Basin and Australia. The role will require you to travel remotely to undertake wetland fieldwork in challenging environmental conditions, including working with diverse teams and managing associated samples and equipment. The role will also involve extensive ecological data processing, mapping, statistical analysis and modelling in the ‘R’ environment and other software.
Your duties will include:
- Conducting multiple field trips per year of 7-12+ days away, including during school holidays, working as part of a diverse team that may include volunteers or students.
- Wild bird survey, capture, handling, measurement, and movement tracking equipment attachment, following approved Animal Ethics and Scientific Licence methods.
- Collection and laboratory processing of biological samples such as scats, regurgitates, blood samples, swabs or tissue samples.
- Management, cleaning, repair, and maintenance of equipment and consumables.
- Ecological database management, data entry and data download.
- Ecological data processing, mapping, statistical analysis and modelling in the ‘R’ environment and other software.
- Other duties as directed.
Location: Canberra, ACT
Salary: AU$67k – AU$85k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
To be considered you will need:
- Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience in ecology, biology, conservation or environmental science
- High-level Australian bird species identification, survey, capture and handling skills
- Experience in remote environment and/or wetland fieldwork and availability for interstate fieldtrips of 7-12+ days including during school holidays
- Experience and confidence in ecological data manipulation, analysis and modelling in the ‘R’ environment
- Excellent time-management skills including an ability to meet multiple deadlines and demands simultaneously
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience communicating clearly and effectively with people from a range of backgrounds, such as Australian indigenous / first nations, farming communities, land and water managers, NGOs and state and federal government agencies
- A current Australian manual C class driving licence
For full details about this role please review the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.
Flexible Working Arrangements
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How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
9 Oct 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT
- Closing Date:
- 09 Oct 2022
- ACT - Canberra
- AU$67k – AU$85k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
- Work Type:
Environmental Science/Earth Science