First listed on: 13 July 2017

Marine Resource Economist 

  • Conduct research on bioeconomics of Australian and international fisheries
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world class facilities
  • Join our team at CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

We are seeking to recruit an economist with a demonstrated record of research in the field of marine resource economics or a related field. The successful applicant will work in a team conducting research into marine resource and biodiversity management in Australia and internationally. They will have a good understanding of environmental or natural resource economics, with a particular emphasis on bioeconomic modelling, valuation of fishery and coastal resources, non-market valuation, natural resource and fisheries economics and data analysis. They will require high level skills with demonstrated ability to work with industry and resource managers, develop and maintain a network of clients, and secure a broad diversity of research funding.

      St. Lucia, QLD
Salary:          $106K - $124K pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        Indefinite
Reference:   39121

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent in the area of fisheries economics, resource economics, environmental economics or a related field and substantial experience in the area of applied environmental and / or resource economics.
  • A reputation in the area of applied environmental and/or resource economics, demonstrated, through a publication record; invitations as keynote speaker; or international and national advisory roles.
  • Substantial experience in the development and application of a range of quantitative economic modelling techniques (econometric, game theoretic, optimisation etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and obtain research funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate original research work and develop innovative approaches to research problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across scientific disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in solving scientific problems, achieving joint goals, fulfilling funding agency milestones.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective oral and written communication of research results and implications to a wide variety of audiences such as scientists, stakeholders, funding agencies, the media and the general public.
  • Demonstrated awareness of EEO and OHS+E and an ability to identify and address project-related EEO and OHS+E issues.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet.

As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.


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

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is uniquely placed to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia and the region. We seek to secure Australia’s future through our seas and skies.

Find out more:

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only that includes a cv/resume and cover letter, ensuring that you have provided enough information relevant to the selection criteria to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.

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

Applications Close:  10:00pm AEST, 1 September 2017

Recent Jobs