Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Fisheries Scientist

Fisheries Scientist

  • 495498
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine and Coastal Management
  • Located in Taylors Beach, Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, Locations Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Armidale or Coffs Harbour also considered
  • Salary range from $64,973 – $100,356 + super and leave loading
  • Temporary (fixed term) role until 30 June 2022 with potential for extension pending funding
  • Conduct estuarine habitat research to contribute to the Marine Estate Management Strategy


What you will be doing


You will be joining the Fisheries Research Branch of the DPI Fisheries specifically focusing on estuarine habitats in the Marine Estate.


As a Spatial Data Scientist (Estuarine Habitats), you will contribute to the development and coordination of research projects required under the Marine Estate Management Strategy, specifically estuarine habitat monitoring.  Work will include developing new methods for mapping estuarine wetlands using multispectral imagery and developing spatial models for investigating associations between human impacts and changes in extent of estuarine habitats using the latest modelling techniques. You will utilise GIS concepts and R or Python to develop new machine learning and/or Deep Learning techniques for mapping and modelling habitat distributions.  This role will require field work, project management and publication and dissemination of scientific findings.


Working as a Spatial Data Scientist, Estuarine Habitats you will:


  • Supervise and undertake fisheries scientific research programs
  • Maintain, manipulate and analyse data ensuring accuracy and integrity of data is maintained
  • Provide accurate and timely information, advice and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Produce and publish written reports and scientific papers to disseminate research findings
  • Work with and develop a small team to assist with field and laboratory work
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Fisheries Research Units’ operations including budgets and staff resourcing
  • Represent NSW DPI Fisheries at research conferences and with stakeholders to promote the research activities and ensure they remain integrated in industry and government planning


What you need to be successful as a Spatial Data Scientist, Estuarine Habitats:


  • Qualifications in accordance with the Scientific Officers, Various Departments Agreement No. 2433 of 1982, along with relevant qualifications and high-level experience in the areas of spatial data analysis and remote sensing, particularly using object-based image analysis of aerial or satellite imagery.
  • High level GIS skills, especially multispectral image analysis, machine learning using Python or R
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with maintaining and manipulating spatial data and spatial modelling
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery
  • Experience in publishing scientific papers and securing competitive research grants
  • Experience working in the field, ability to travel, drivers licence
  • High-level skills with Word, Excel and statistical software


For further information please click here to view the role description.


If you are passionate about marine environments and have the skills and experience we are looking for, then we want to hear from you. To apply please attach a current resume plus a cover letter which demonstrates how your previous experience would be suitable and of benefit to this role.


Enquiries: For further information about the role and your application please contact Tim Glasby on 02 49163825 or 0413188276 or, or Greg West on 4916 3853


Closing Date: Applications must be submitted electronically by Sunday 1st August 2021, 11:55pm


Additional Information: Applications must be lodged electronically. A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.


Closing date: Aug 01, 2021

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