First listed on: 18 June 2020

Research Scientist - Biosecurity Economist 

The Opportunity
  • Do you have extensive experience working in biosecurity economics?
  • Lead cutting edge economics research to achieve effective outcomes
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO’s Land and Water is seeking to appoint a Biosecurity Economist.

As the successful candidate, you will contribute to and lead research projects to deliver cutting edge economics research. You will boost integrative decision-making and productivity capacity of Australian plant and animal industries through economic innovations, with a focus on biosecurity prevention, resilience, response/adaptation behaviours and development of innovative (bio)technologies.

Your duties will include:
  • Conceiving, designing, conducting and delivering cutting edge economics research addressing issues of biosecurity internationally and globally, leading to effective outcomes.
  • Using nonmarket valuation techniques applied to invasive species, biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services to inform policy decisions.
  • Contributing to large scale, multidisciplinary teams.
  • Leading research projects including the negotiation of resource requirements.
  • Leading and supervising staff to ensure research is established in accordance with research design including human ethics requirements, within agreed timelines and budget.

Location:  Dutton Park QLD
Salary:  AU$98k – AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 12 months
Reference:  67572

To be considered you will need:
  • A PhD in Agricultural Economics with a focus on trade and invasive species, biosecurity and the valuation of ecosystem goods and services.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in biosecurity economics.
  • Record of collection and analysis of primary data for agricultural and environmental economic analysis using specially designed structured questionnaires.
  • Record of effective scientific communication.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Sunday 19 July 2020, 11:00 pm AEST

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