First listed on: 10 June 2019

Marine Resource Economist

The Opportunity

  • Conduct research into coastal, marine resource and biodiversity management
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world class facilities
  • Join our team at CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The successful applicant will work in a team conducting research into marine resource and biodiversity management in Australia and internationally, with a particular emphasis on fisheries management related issues. You will have a good understanding of fisheries, environmental and/or natural resource economics, and be able to apply this understanding through quantitative modelling and analysis to support management of these resources. The position will contribute to a range of studies and potentially involve a variety of different quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application in domestic and international fisheries contexts.

Your duties will include

  • Undertake economic analyses relevant to the management of Australian and international fisheries, aquaculture and marine biodiversity conservation.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their needs and take personal responsibility for client satisfaction.
  • Under limited direction, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Present results in a meaningful format, prepare reports for clients and/or write scientific papers for publication. 

Location:      Hobart, TAS
Salary:          AU$98,735 - AU$106,848 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        Indefinite
Reference:   62149

To be successful you will need 

  • PhD or equivalent and research experience in formulating, implementing and applying quantitative economic models to fisheries, environmental and/or other natural resource management issues
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and application of a range of quantitative economic modelling techniques (econometric, game theoretic, optimisation etc) to environmental and/or natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate original research work and develop innovative approaches to research problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with the scientific, industry and NGO communities in order to draw together the information sources required for assembling bioeconomic models.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in solving scientific problems, achieving joint goals, fulfilling funding agency milestones, writing proposals and reports, and attracting funding agency support.
  • A demonstrated record of research excellence (indicated by the outcomes of completed work and scientific publications).

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


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

Friday June 21st, 2019

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