First listed on: 14 April 2018

Experimental Scientist - Quantitative Ecology 

  • Add value with your capability in quantitative ecology and ecophysiology
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation!
  • Work with a dynamic group of researchers in the Ecosystem Change Ecology team

The position:

This position represents an exciting opportunity within the Ecosystem Change Ecology team based in Perth, Western Australia.  The team generates knowledge on the mechanistic links and synergistic interactions between landscape change, species invasions and native species resilience in terrestrial ecosystems.  Working in both natural and agricultural systems, we undertake research and develop theory to underpin more effective policy and management actions for conservation, invasion and production challenges in the face of rapid global change.

Our location provides an exceptional opportunity to work on highly endemic and unique ecosystems across temperate and tropical climates, including the rugged and remote Kimberley and Pilbara regions, and the Southwest Australian Ecoregion, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

The appointee will contribute to delivering the portfolio of projects managed by the team, involving quantitative ecology and ecophysiology with a focus on plants and invertebrates.  The role will involve experimental design and execution, including the provision and analysis of reliable and accurate data from across field, glasshouse and laboratory situations.

Location: Floreat, Perth, WA
Salary: $61k - $78k plus up to 15.4% super
Term: 3 years with the possibility of extension
Reference: 54983

To be successful, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Ecology or a related field (e.g. Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science) and/or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated field-based research experience in quantitative ecology, preferably with a focus on plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, population ecology or plant-animal interactions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the collection and management of ecological data, including experimental design, execution and basic quantitative analyses.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to conduct fieldwork across a range of terrestrial ecosystems, including in remote locations.
  • Experience undertaking controlled condition (e.g. glasshouse) experiments or laboratory analytical experiments is desirable.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating sensitively and effectively with land managers, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Government organisations is desirable.
  • An interest in understanding the impacts of global environmental change on ecosystems, including landscape modification, climate change and invasive alien species management is desirable.

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

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.  

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

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter, resume, and response to selection criteria that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here:  [Position Description]

Applications Close:  This position will remain open until filled.  Assessment of applications will commence from 15 April 2018.




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