Research Projects Officer - Field Ecologist


  • Dive into your new career!
  • Contribute to important research activities in WA's marine ecosystems.
  • Join CSRO Oceans and Atmosphere and make a difference!

The Position

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere has an exciting opportunity for a hands-on Research Projects Officer - Field Ecologist. The role of Research Projects staff in CSIRO is to collaborate in scientific activities with other research staff by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking or assisting with experimental and observational work, and in carrying out t he more practical aspects of the work.

In this role you will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists that studies Western Australian marine ecosystems. You will participate in field and laboratory research activities, and will also enter and analyze data and write reports. As the field ecologist, you will assume responsibility for much of the logistical work associated with preparing for field expeditions, storing, archiving and quality control of samples and data.

Specifically you will:

  • Work as a member of an integrated team supporting a range of research projects including Ningaloo Outlook, ARP7 and Gippsland Seabed Processes programs.
  • Undertake logistical work in preparation for and during the conduct of field trips including skippering commercial vessels
  • Maintain field and laboratory equipment in serviceable condition, arrange repairs and maintenance where needed.
  • Sort and process samples collected in the field and laboratory including the identification of tropical benthos from still photos.
  • Undertake a range of data entry and data quality control tasks.

Locations: Crawley, WA
Salary: $80K- $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Ref No.: 45422

To be successful you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in marine science or a related field, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • ADAS 2815.1 diving qualification and current medical certificate to AS2299
  • Full Coxswains Certification.
  • Current Australian driver's licence.
  • Significant, recent experience working in the field, and demonstrated high level competence in supporting research and undertaking scientific diving from small vessels.
  • Demonstrated experience performing the logistical work associated with preparing for field expeditions.
  • Experience in the taxonomy of hard corals, trop ical fish and the identification of tropical benthos from still imagery.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: Position Details

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

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Applications Close: 10:59pm AEST, 10th September 2017

posted: 29 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.