First listed on: 11 September 2019

Research Projects Officer: International Fisheries

The Opportunity
  • Are you passionate about fisheries science?
  • Play a significant role in fisheries science projects
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Oceans & Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a research projects officer for their International Fisheries program.

As the successful candidate, you will be working closely with project leaders within the International Fisheries research portfolio to deliver research projects, advisory services and capacity building in fisheries science and management for internationally managed fisheries, with a particular focus on Indonesia. You will be the primary point of contact for day-to-day communication and coordination collaborations and project implementation in Indonesia.

To be successful to this position you will need a sound background in fisheries science, a deep understanding of Indonesian systems, cultural sensitivities and processes for working in the country. Ideally you will have Bahasa Indonesian language skills.

Your duties will include
Working closely with project leaders in the International Fisheries research portfolio to develop and deliver collaborative research projects and capacity building activities with Indonesia, including:
  • Having a significant role in the scoping of new project opportunities and development of project proposals, from concept to final submission focused on fisheries science and fisheries management capability and capacity development;
  • Leading and participating in project planning and delivery, including leading remote field work, obtaining the necessary permits for operating in and exchanging research samples with Indonesia, collecting, managing, analysing and curating data and samples;
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for day-to-day communication and coordination of collaborations and project implementation in Indonesia;
  • Contributing to maintaining and expanding fisheries science networks in Indonesia and with regional fisheries management organisations, related scientific bodies and international non-government organisations;
  • Leading and contributing to the training of Indonesian scientists, initially in the areas of establishing the age and growth and stock structure of pelagic fish and in establishing reporting and management systems for fishery catches and fleet behaviour and as projects are developed more broadly in areas of fisheries science and management.

Location:      Hobart TAS
Salary:          AU$98,735 - AU$106,848 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    61276

To be successful you will need
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in fisheries science.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in leading projects or components of projects focused on fisheries science topics in support of fisheries management, preferably in establishing life history parameters and/or the stock structure and connectivity of harvested populations and/or fishery catch reporting systems and fisheries management frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively, safely and with appropriate cultural sensitivity on overseas travel missions and field work, including diplomatically managing administrative systems and approval processes, demanding logistics and potential in-country risks with high level of responsibility and independence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and cooperate with others to achieve objectives using shared resources.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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

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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. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Wednesday 09 October 2019 at 11.59pm AEDT

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