Overview

Work with Energy, Environment and Climate Change Flexible Working Options Melbourne CBD Location

The position of Scientist, Fish Ecology is responsible for providing strategic research and management advice to answer key questions related to ecologically sustainable land or water management and resource use policies for the Biodiversity Division.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The role will actively contribute to a multi-disciplinary team of research staff investigating freshwater fish ecology and providing expert advice for the management of aquatic ecosystems.
Accountabilities

Contribute to   projects relating to aquatic ecology, particularly fish ecology to deliver   agreed outcomes for DELWP.
Complete or   assist in aquatic fauna (mainly fish) sampling programs using a range of   techniques.
Co-ordinate   and/or undertake literature reviews, project planning and budgeting.
Prepare and or   contribute to project briefs, project reports and scientific papers and   present research at conferences and to stakeholders as required.
Key Selection Criteria

The key selection criteria specified below outline the   capabilities required for the position.

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A science   degree with a major in ecology or equivalent is mandatory
Specialist skill: experience   in and knowledge of freshwater fish ecology, preferably relating to flow   regimes (river and wetland).

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 24 months.