Research Fellow in Wild Fisheries

Hobart, Australia
$90,962 to $107,253
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This position is within the IMAS Fisheries Program – a national leader in fisheries research. The fisheries program consists of a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and professional staff working on projects ranging from blue-sky research through to practical applied research.

The appointee will provide research support to the wild fisheries research program across a range of species including rock lobster, giant crab and scalefish. They will have primary responsibility for producing Tasmanian Octopus and Scalefish assessments. They will be skilled in statistical analyses, scientific programming and communication of research including writing and production of figures. The research is required to be communicated and understood by a large audience including fisheries managers, other researchers and fishers. The position is located at the IMAS Taroona site.

In the role you will:

  • Update catch and effort data for Tasmanian fisheries (excluding Abalone and Rock Lobster) from Government and industry sources including conducting quality control on new data.
  • Consult with industry and government representatives to i) ensure that fisheries assessments will address their objectives and ii) communicate research findings.
  • Conduct the Tasmanian Scalefish and Octopus Assessments as primary author and assist with producing the Giant Crab Assessment.
  • Provide statistical/programming/modelling support across a range of projects as required.
  • Produce scientific journal articles both as lead and contributing author.
  • You will be employed on a full-time fixed-term basis for 2 years.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant area of research, such as statistics, population dynamics or resource modelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply analytical methods including statistical and/or numerical modelling
  • Competence in the use of databases and statistical software packages such as R.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage research projects, including the ability to set priorities and allocate resources to meet project objectives
  • Effective oral and written communication of research results and their implications, and the ability to negotiate and communicate with scientists, industry stakeholders, government and the public.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A or B depending on qualifications and experience.

Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $101,329 comprising base salary within the range of $64,826 to $86,606 plus 17% superannuation.

Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $125,486 comprising base salary within the range of $90,962 to $107,253 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Klaas Hartmann, Senior Lecturer,

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria uploaded as one document.

The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday, 27 March 2017.