Research Scientist in Global Change Ecology



The Opportunity • Undertake dynamic research for managing invasive species and global environmental change • Exciting opportunity for someone transitioning from an early- to mid-career role • Provide science leadership within Ecosystem Change Ecology team In this position you will conduct innovative research using the latest advances in ecology, remote sensing and plant-animal interactions. With a focus on developing science-based solutions for invasive species management, your research may involve: elucidating ecological impacts of invasive species, identifying interventions for invasive species management, empirical research on ecology and ecophysiology of focal invasive species, and mitigating the impact of global environmental change on invasive species threats. Leading components of existing projects and providing scientific leadership on new projects, you will collaborate across Australia and internationally.

You will ensure timely and successful delivery on key milestones of externally-funded projects in close collaboration with scientists across CSIRO and in other institutions. With skills in biosecurity (as it relates to invasive species management), plant ecology and plant-herbivore interactions, you will provide leadership to the Ecosystem Change Ecology team based in Perth, Western Australia, which has strong links with the University of Western Australia via collaborative research and student supervision. Your duties will include • Devising strategy and assuming overall scientific responsibility for research and interpretation of results.

• Contributing to fieldwork across a range of ecosystems, including in remote locations in Australia and overseas. • Interacting positively and working collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, partners and customers. • Anticipating industry and/or community needs and market direction through client liaison/networking.

• The use of professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines and research experience/achievement to formulate, develop and complete an approved research program. • Providing advice to policy makers and transferring knowledge to key stakeholders. • Translating research outputs into high impact on-ground outcomes.

• Publishing research results and presenting findings to clients, non-scientific audiences and the scientific community, at national and international conferences and meetings. • Leading, supervising and mentoring staff to deliver research projects within the agreed timeframes and budget. Location: Floreat (Perth) Western Australia Salary: AU$113k – AU$132k per annum, plus up to 15.

4% superannuation Tenure: Specified term of 3 years, with the possibility of extension Reference No.: 62579 The position is best suited to someone transitioning from an early- to mid-career role. To be considered you will hold a doctorate and/or have equivalent research experience in a relevant discipl.

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20 Sep 2019


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