Postdoctoral fellowship in Data Analytics, Fisheries, Behaviour and Criminology available in Hobart, Tasmania

3-year position at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), addressing environmental crime and illegal fishing. Deadline soon! December 3rd.

The Position

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.

The fellow 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.

The fellow will focus on a mixture of analysing existing data sets and developing 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. The position is part of a specialist team involved in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Analytics for Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing.

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), interpretation.
  • 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 relevant postdoctoral experience.

Applications Close:  5:00 pm AEDT, Sunday 3 December 2017


For the entire job description, as well as instructions on how to apply, see here.

Published Nov. 23, 2017 2:22 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2017 2:22 PM