Job available – Senior Research Scientist – Aquatic Animal Health

The Position

The aquatic animal health research portfolio includes the development and deployment of novel diagnostic techniques (principally fish and prawns), and the application of innovative treatment solutions. It also encompasses integrated approaches to understanding aquatic animal health and how this can be applied to improve production systems and sustainability. The research portfolio is a key component of the Integrated Sustainable Aquaculture Production Program of the Agriculture and Food Business Unit.

In this role you will apply specialist knowledge in aquatic animal health to initiate, lead and contribute to a wide range of research projects which assess disease status, and instigate novel interventions to reduce the impacts of disease on aquatic animal production. This will be done within national and international settings and integrates with complimentary work in genetics, reproduction biology, aquaculture nutrition, environmental management and socio-economics.

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Salary: AUD$106k – $124k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 25662

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in aquatic animal health research and demonstrated record of innovative and impactful scientific outcomes in this field.
  • A record of scientific creativity and innovation with an ability to articulate clear goals and inspire others to achieve those goals (create the science vision).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, and/or contribute to, large complex projects and provide scientific direction and leadership to multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites and agencies.
  • Proven ability to develop research plans and projects with demonstrated ability to attract and secure external funding from Industry or Government clients to support research plans.

The Company – The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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