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Quantitative Ecologist


Quantitative Ecologist The Opportunity Use your ecological & statistical skills in a role that contributes to wildlife management issues Be part of research into ecology & management of native & invasive vertebrate species Make a difference at CSIRO - Australia's premiere Science & Technology Research Organisation We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist to join the Living Landscapes Program as a member of the Sustainable Northern Australia Team, based in Townsville. You will primarily undertake research focused on developing ecologically-based approaches to wildlife management issues. Existing projects are large, transdisciplinary, multi-institutional and multi-governmental efforts which have a major impact on government and industry policy and action.

Indigenous collaboration and co-development of research is a strong feature of the Team’s work. In this role, you will contribute your high-level ecological and statistical skills to a range of projects undertaking innovative research into the ecology and management of native and invasive vertebrate species. Current projects include the design and implementation of long-term, national-scale threatened species monitoring programs, understanding movement and resource use of mobile vertebrates to better address current and future management needs, and the development of new land management tools for feral animals in Northern Australia.

Your duties will include: Working with internal and external stakeholders to co-develop research products that support ecologically-based wildlife management strategies. Providing original quantitative analyses to understand species population dynamics, the effectiveness of management actions and to help guide complex interactions among species and humans. Contributing to and/or leading scientific research that integrates spatial data, field collected data and remote data-streams to enhance environmental management outcomes.

Translating complex data and analytical outputs into easily interpreted end-products for use by non-scientific stakeholders Location: Townsville, QLDSalary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuationTenure: Specified term of 3 yearsReference: 72542 To be considered you will need: A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as ecology, quantitative ecology, behavioural ecology, etc. A current driver’s licence.

A strong ecological background, including field and experimental design skills, and an on-going interest in field-based research, as well as the ability to use ecological concepts to address environmental issues. Highly developed skills in the general areas of data-driven modelling and programming, ideally including some area of special expertise e.g.

spatial statistics, movement analysis, or developing mathematical models of ecological processes. The ability and drive to undertake original, creative and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solution.


Date06 April 2021

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Salary AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

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