Senior Scientist


Queensland Department of Environment & Science


Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland

Salary etc:

$97,704 - $105,087 p.a. (PO4) Permanent, Flexible full-time.



Land Surface Sciences; Science Delivery & Knowledge; Science and Technology; Dutton Park

Do you have a passion for data science? Do you want to solve problems to improve environmental outcomes for Queensland? Are you interested in communicating and translating complex scientific information to a range of audiences? Then we'd like to hear from you.

We deliver scientific expertise to protect and manage our environment and natural resources.

We value a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, committed to respecting all individuals and respecting the natural and cultural values of First Nations People.

At DES we encourage our people to grow. You will be supported in extending your existing knowledge and skills.

As a Senior Scientist in the Remote Sensing Centre, you will provide scientific and technical leadership in a team of remote sensing scientists who develop and deliver high quality scientific information and advice to support government programs and policy, including Great Barrier Reef protection.

You will be mentoring, energising and influencing a small team of remote sensing scientists and collaborating with internal and external partners to deliver high quality, scientifically defensible products, that includes quantitative and statistical analysis and visualisation of data and results. This will involve developing innovative solutions to deliver mapping and monitoring of land cover, particularly ground cover and fire. 

Your skills in data management, data publishing and web-based data delivery applications will be utilised across the Centre and you will be required to communicate and translate complex scientific information to a range of audiences using a variety of media.

Who will thrive in this role:

A person with a strong data science background who is:

  • Able to apply new approaches to working with data to solve problems and deliver it in innovative and informative ways
  • Able to lead, mentor and motivate
  • Open to new ways of thinking and adaptable to change
  • Motivated by contributing to a positive environmental legacy for future generations

What we are looking for:

We'll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you've done previously - the knowledge, skills and experience you've built, your potential for development, and your personal qualities.

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