First listed on: 21 July 2021

Research Projects Officer - International Fisheries

The Opportunity

  • Coordinate projects & related activities throughout the Indian & Pacific Ocean region.
  • Deliver research projects, advisory services & capacity building in fisheries science & management.
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office.

Research Projects staff in CSIRO collaborate in scientific and technological activities with other research staff usually by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking or assisting with experimental, observational or technology development work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work.

You will work closely with project leaders primarily within the International Fisheries domain to deliver research projects, advisory services and capacity building in fisheries science and management. This role is the primary point of contact for day-to-day communication and coordination of collaborative projects and related activities throughout the Indian and Pacific Ocean region, with initially a focus on Indonesia.

This role also requires an understanding of working in developing country contexts in the Pacific/SE Asia and the associated cultural sensitivities, and familiarity with the administrative processes for conducting research in Indonesia and/or other countries across the region. Bahasa Indonesian language skills will be an advantage!

Applications are invited across two capability levels and the successful candidate will be appointed at the level commensurate with their skills and experience.

More detail around the difference between the two levels is outlined in the Position Description.

Your duties will include:

  • Working closely with project leaders in the International Fisheries portfolio to develop and deliver collaborative research projects and capacity building activities with Indian and Pacific Ocean coastal states, in particular Indonesia
  • Participate in fisheries science projects more broadly in the international fisheries portfolio.
  • Participate in communicating results in internal and external forums and contribute to scientific papers.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed research team, and business unit to carry out tasks in support of CSIRO’s scientific objectives

Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Salary: AU$85k – AU$108k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference: 74713

To be considered you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in fisheries science with demonstrated work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects or components of projects focused on fisheries science topics in support of fisheries management
  • Demonstrated statistical skills and proficiency in the use of databases
  • 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
  • Additional criteria listed in the position description to be appointed at the higher level.

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


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

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. 

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

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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