Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Woodvale, Perth

Salary etc:

$102,808 - $112,645 or $118,325 - $130,458 p.a. + super (Specified Calling Level 2 or 3). Permanent, Full-time.


Position No. DBCA3162280

Under general (SC2) or limited (SC3) direction, this position:

  • Undertakes research that addresses knowledge gaps to inform the effective conservation of key fauna species in the Goldfields Region, with a focus on jointly managed reserves.
  • Responsible for the collection, management and analysis of complex data, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and reporting on progress.
  • Closely liaises with Goldfields regional staff and joint management partners to identify research priorities.
  • Provides expert advice on research outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Relevant (SC Level 2) or considerable (SC Level 3) experience in planning and implementing field-based fauna conservation research in remote areas. 
  2. Sound (SC Level 2) or comprehensive (SC Level 3) knowledge of experimental design and complex statistical analysis applied to understanding population status of faunal species. 
  3. Well-developed (SC Level 2) or strong (SC Level 3) verbal and written communication skills, including preparation of reports and publishing in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  4. Well-developed (SC Level 2) or strong (SC Level 3) ability to work in a team to resolve complex problems in collaboration with stakeholders and research institutions. 
  5. Demonstrated (SC Level 2) or high level (SC Level 3) ability to effectively translate research outputs and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to achieve conservation outcomes. 

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 24-Jul-2024