Research Scientist - Aquaculture Biologist

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Job posting number: #7068486 (Ref:cj_68430)

Posted: August 3, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity
  • Do you have an interest in aquaculture research?
  • Use your specialist knowledge to develop a more sustainable industry for Australia
  • Join CSIRO’s internationally recognised Agriculture & Food Business Unit


CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food are seeking to appoint a Aquaculture Biologist for their Nutrition and Production System Group.


As the successful candidate you will research aquaculture production systems for both prawn and finfish species. You will contribute to and initiate and lead client focussed research activities which aim to develop a more profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for Australia. 

Your duties will include:
  • Contribute to complex projects, providing scientific input to multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites.
  • Develop and lead research experiments in prawn and finfish aquaculture with strong focus on integrated aquaculture and zero/minimal water exchange.
  • Undertake experimental and/or observational research activities, often requiring the supervision and/or training of others to ensure experiments are established and executed in accordance with research design, or as required.


Location:  Bribie Island QLD
Salary:  AU$98k – AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference:  68430

To be considered you will need:
  • A PhD in aquaculture or relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated research experience in aquaculture production systems, with a focus on zero/minimal water exchange, integrated aquaculture, biofloc systems, nursery systems and aquaponics.
  • A record of scientific publications in quality, peer reviewed journals and/or industry research reports


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Monday 31 August 2020, 11:00pm AEST

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Job posting number:#7068486 (Ref:cj_68430)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:CSIRO
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