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Research ScientistState Government of WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Research Scientist Specified Calling Level 1 - 2 | Pool Ref AV8634 The Ecosystems Branch within the Aquatic Science and Assessment Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) contributes to the sustainable management of aquatic resources across Western Australia. In everything we do, we take an approach to protect, grow and innovate WA’s economy, community and environment. About the opportunity Research Scientists work in a dynamic environment and conduct innovative research across numerous aquatic resources and habitats.
We are looking for individuals with scientific skills ( Specified Calling Level 1 ) or well-developed scientific skills ( Specified Calling Level 2 ) who can; Apply good conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrate verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to liaise and collaborate with departmental staff, industry, and the community. Organise and prioritise work, complete tasks within deadlines, apply and/or develop scientific techniques to generate advice for fisheries science and aquatic resource assessment.
Publish scientific reports and papers. There are currently opportunities for applicants who have skills and/or relevant experience to assist or lead research in one or more of the following areas; Data science: Applies and/or develops approaches using R to undertake quantitative analysis and visualisation of data collected from a variety of survey methods and generates reproducible outputs to inform monitoring and sustainable management of fisheries resources. Surveys: Supports and/or leads the implementation, analysis and reporting of projects using a variety of survey methods, including the adoption of digital technology.
Marine and spatial ecology: Applies and/or develops approaches for the collection and analysis of fisheries, aquaculture, and ecological data using spatial tools (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, R, QGIS) to develop benthic habitat maps and implement monitoring programs to assess the potential impacts of anthropogenic activities on the marine environment.
Social science: Applies and/or develops analysis to improve the understanding of participation, social and economic dimensions of fishing from recreational, charter and commercial fishing sectors to inform relevant social and economic objectives and specific research questions. Statistics: Applies and/or develops quantitative analysis of fishery, survey, biological or environmental data using R for a variety of species and fisheries. For greater detail about the essential criteria for each level please refer to the attached Job Description Forms (JDF).
Equity and Diversity At DPIRD we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to a....