Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Analytics, Fisheries, Behaviour, and Criminology

Country: Australia;

Deadline: 18.01.2019



• An outstanding opportunity to launch your research career at CSIRO
• Work with leading scientists in world-class facilities
• Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO. 

As the fellow, you will join a research team working on new analytical tools and low cost data sources for addressing environmental crime generally, and illegal fishing in particular (see The research focus for the position will be analysis of compliance behaviour, using a range of datasets on behaviour of vessel operators at sea.

As the fellow, you will focus on a mixture of analysing existing data sets and developing a new datasets to address these questions. Datasets will be drawn from domestic and international sources. Where possible, inferences will be supported by follow-up surveys and natural experiments as management interventions occur.

More specifically you will:
• Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
• Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents. 
• Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.
• Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences as agreed with your supervisor. 

Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: $82K - $93K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: 3 year specified term
Reference: 59742

To be successful you will need
• A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, including but not limited to Statistics, Criminology, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Fisheries, or Psychology .
• Excellent analytical skills (programming in R, experience with GAMs, GLMs, GIS, data manipulation with large, complex datasets), data interpretation and communication of results to scientific and lay audiences. 
• Strong science communication skills as evidenced by publication record.
• Experience with analysis and interpretation of data in the project domain. 
• The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
• A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
Owing to the terms of CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships, you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
For more information please view the Position Description. 
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Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
CSIRO’s Ocean and Atmosphere research is uniquely placed to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia and the region. We seek to secure Australia’s future through our seas and skies.
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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close
Friday, 18th January, 2019 


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