First listed on: 24 January 2023

Data Analyst/Ecologist


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity

  • Bring your analysis and project leading experience!
  • Work in a supportive team to implement the National Koala Monitoring Program
  • Join Australia’s National Science and Innovation Agency!

CSIRO’s Environment Business Unit provides the information and technologies required by government, industry, and the Australian and international communities to protect, restore, and manage natural and built environments. 

As the Data Analyst/Ecologist you will undertake tasks associated with implementing the National Koala Monitoring Program with a strong focus in data analysis and leading project teams.

This role is based in either Townsville or Brisbane with relocation assistance provided to the successful candidate. 

Your duties will include:

  • Designing and leading research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation in field data collection, and analytical and digital solutions to conservation and land management challenges.
  • Analysing and presenting results in a meaningful format, preparing reports for clients and/or write scientific papers for publication. 
  • Liaising with external and internal clients to determine their needs and take personal responsibility for client satisfaction.
  • Drawing on professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines and research experience, recognising opportunities for innovation and generating new theoretical perspectives by pursuing new ideas/approaches and networking with scientific colleagues across a range of disciplines.

Location: Townsville or Brisbane
Salary:  AU$105,806k - AU$114,500k per annum (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 4 years, Full time 
Reference: 90742

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD in a relevant field such as ecology, wildlife ecology, quantitative ecology, statistics, data science with at least 2-3 relevant research experience.
  • Strong background in ecology to support the quantitative analysis and interpretation of field and digital data in the context of biodiversity monitoring and assessments, from local to global scales
  • Experience in developing and/or applying novel analytical methods and tools for solving complex ecological challenges
  • Ability to lead project teams in ecological research and develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Willingness to participate in field work, sometimes in remote locations, involving periods of up to two weeks away from base.
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence

For full details about this role please view the Position Description.


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or either hold or be able to obtain a valid working visa (visa sponsorship may be offered to the successful candidate if required).

Appointment to this role is subject to the provision of a national police check and pre-employment medical examination prior to commencement.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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.

Applications Close

24 February 2023, 11:00 pm AEST

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