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

Fisheries Scientist

Fisheries Scientist

  • 495497
  • Environmental Science


  • Located in the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour
  • Salary range from $64,973 – $100,356 + super and leave loading
  • Temporary (fixed term) role until 30th June 2022 with potential for extension pending funding


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.

We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

What you will be doing


You will be joining the Fisheries Research Branch of the DPI Fisheries specifically focusing on using genomics and modelling to understand the adaptive capacity of estuarine and marine species to climate change to assess vulnerability and inform industry and management strategies.


Working as a Fisheries Scientist, 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 scientific papers to disseminate research findings
  • Manage and develop a small team to assist with research
  • 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


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • PhD in Marine science with experience in the areas of population genomics, modelling, and experimental design
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery
  • Experience in seeking and securing competitive research grants and publishing scientific papers
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in maintaining and manipulating data and undertaking statistical analysis


Further Information:

  • Melinda Coleman, Principal Research Scientist, Fisheries Research on 02 66568937 or 0418431220 (9am – 4pm) or
  • To view the full role description, please click here.


To Apply:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application process by Sunday 1 August 2021 @ 11:55 pm
  • Please attach a covering letter expressing your interest in this role and a current resume (of no more than five pages)


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for The Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves.

Closing date: Aug 01, 2021

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