First listed on: 11 September 2018

Marine Resource Economist

  • Conduct research into coastal, marine resource and biodiversity management
  • 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 looking for an economist with a demonstrated record of applied environmental and /or resources economics. The successful applicant will work in a team conducting research into coastal, marine resource and biodiversity management in Australia and internationally. You will be involved in potentially a wide range of projects. Examples of current work undertaken in the team includes bioeconomic modelling, non-market valuation studies, demand and productivity analyses, recreational fishing, application of incentive based approaches to coastal and marine management and input into fisheries policy development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake economic analyses relevant to the management of Australian fisheries, aquaculture and marine biodiversity conservation.
  • Interact with other CSIRO researchers in identifying research priorities and developing new project proposals.
  • Build and maintain a network of clients and collaborators.

Location:      St. Lucia, QLD
Salary:          $134K - $148K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        Indefinite
Reference:   57876

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.
  • An international reputation in the area of applied environmental and/or resource economics, demonstrated, through a substantial record of publication in quality journals; invitations as keynote speaker at international conferences; and international and national advisory roles.
  • Substantial experience in the development and application of a range of quantitative economic modelling techniques (e.g. 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 and lead business development activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with the scientific community in order to draw together the information sources required for assembling bioeconomic models and integrated multidisciplinary analyses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in solving scientific problems, achieving joint goals, fulfilling funding agency milestones, writing proposals and reports, and attracting funding agency support.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective oral and written communication of research results and their general 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.

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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:  Monday 8th October 2018

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