Research Fellow - Crustacean Fisheries

Hobart, Australia
$90,962 to $107,253
14 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
04 May 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 crustacean fisheries research (rock lobster and giant crab). They will coordinate and assist with research and data collection for fishery assessments, including through projects on catch sampling, fixed site surveys and population biology. 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 projects will provide the opportunity for the appointee to broaden their skill base. The position will be expected to be productive in producing journal publications from research.

In the role you will:

  • Collect required data for assessment of Tasmanian crustacean fisheries (excluding Abalone and Rock Lobster) from Government and industry sources including conducting quality control on new data. 
  • This includes diving and sampling-at-sea.
  • Consult with industry and government representatives to i) ensure that fisheries assessments will address their objectives and ii) communicate research findings.
  • Complete components of Tasmanian Crustacean Assessments.
  • This includes both the data analysis and subsequent compilation/writing of the assessment report.
  • Seek external funding for research that supports Tasmanian Crustacean Fisheries.
  • 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 two years.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Completion of a PhD in an area of research relevant to Fisheries Science.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of Fisheries Science, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Competence in the use of databases and statistical software packages such as R.
  • Ability to conduct marine fieldwork including scientific diving and extended periods at sea.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage research projects, including the ability to set priorities, allocate resources and report against project milestones.

Appointment to this role will be at either Academic Level A or Academic Level B:

Appointment to this role at Academic Level A 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.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level B 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 Professor Caleb Gardner, Director, Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA), / 03 6226 8233.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

 Applications close Thursday, 4 May 2017.