Experimental Scientist - Marine Ecologist - CSIRO - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 20 November 2019

Experimental Scientist - Marine Ecologist

The Opportunity
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Oceans and Atmosphere!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

The Experimental Scientist - Marine Ecologist will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists that studies Western Australian marine ecosystems. They will participate in field and laboratory research and will also enter and analyse data and write reports. The Experimental Scientist - Marine Ecologist will assume responsibility for much of the logistical work associated with preparing for field expeditions, and with storing, archiving and quality control of samples and data. The position involves regular travel for extended periods as part of field surveys.

Your duties will include
  • Working as a member of an integrated team supporting a range of research projects
  • Undertaking logistical work in preparation for and during field trips, including shore- and boat-based trips, and diving
  • Mastering commercial vessels
  • Maintaining field and laboratory equipment in serviceable condition, arranging repairs and maintenance where needed
  • Undertaking complex image analysis tasks including the identification of tropical animals and plants from still photos and videos
  • Carrying out statistical analyses on research data
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports for clients
  • Liaising with CSIRO staff at other sites, as well as collaborators at universities and Government agencies where necessary

Location: Crawley, WA
Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 2 years
Reference: 64143

To be successful you will need

- A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in Marine Science

- SCUBA diving qualifications (Part 1 Commercial Diver Restricted or equivalent) coupled with significant experience in conducting research and scientific diving from small vessels demonstrated to a high level of competence

- A full Coxswains Certification

- To hold a valid driver's licence

- Demonstrated aptitude for laboratory work including data recording, sorting and identification of biological samples, dissection and microscope use

- Experience in or ability to deliver marine ecological fieldwork including knowledge of research methods used in the study of marine ecology

- Experience in or ability to deliver the manipulation and storage of field and analytical data particularly regarding spreadsheet and database software

- To obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance

- To possess a Scientific Dive Medical Certificate.

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

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.


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. 

Apply Online

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

Applications Close

23:59 AEDT 1st December 2019

For the selection documentation and details on how to apply, visit www.csiro.au/careers or call 1300…show number