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Technical Officer (Fisheries)

University of Tasmania - Hobart, TAS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job no: 495452
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Laboratory & Research Support

Technical Officer (Fisheries)

  • Assist with the ageing of toothfish caught in the French and Australian fisheries.
  • Full time fixed term position (until 31 March 2024)
  • Based at the Australian Antarctic Division in Kingston, with additional supervision from IMAS Taroona

IMAS is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for marine and Antarctic research and education. Our vision is to develop environmental understanding and facilitate sustainable development for the benefit of industry, governments and communities in Tasmania, Australia and the world.

The Opportunity

You will primarily assist with the routine ageing of toothfish caught in the Australian fishery at Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI), the French fishery at Kerguelen and Crozet Islands, and exploratory fisheries in the Convention Area of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). In addition to providing quality fish ageing data to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in France, technical support may also be required for laboratory-based studies across a range of projects related to Australia’s Southern Ocean fisheries.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct routine ageing of toothfish caught in the Australian and French fisheries on the Kerguelen Plateau, as well as in the exploratory fisheries in the Convention Area of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
  • Provide technical support for laboratory-based studies across a range of projects related to Australia’s Southern Ocean fisheries.
  • Contribute to data compilation and assist in the preparation of research reports, scientific papers and media releases.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment in good order to ensure the efficient and safe conduct of research activities.
  • Assist in the management of laboratory facilities and equipment at the AAD and Marine Research Laboratories, and those of collaborating agencies where research projects are shared in consultation with laboratory managers and management.
  • Contribute to a safe and healthy workplace, complete required training, and be proactive towards improving safety management and workplace culture.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A degree or diploma in a relevant scientific or related discipline from an Australian tertiary institution, or a comparable overseas institution, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyse fish otoliths for age determination, as well as being well versed in general laboratory techniques.
  • Competence in the use of databases and statistical software packages such as R.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct technical work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment, to meet project objectives.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Remuneration

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 4 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $78,551 comprising base salary within the range of $63,375 to $67,138 plus superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience. You do not need to separately address the selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Jeremy Lyle, Principal Research Fellow/Deputy Director, SMRCA, IMAS, Jeremy.Lyle@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 8255.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11.55pm


To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 17 Feb 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time