Research Scientist (Temperate Benthic Ecologist)


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Kensington, Perth

Salary etc:

$76,425 - $100,605 p.a. + super (Specified Calling Level 1). Permanent, Full-time.


Position No. DBCA3101243

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people’s lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia’s species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department’s care. 

Undertakes designated marine research and monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the conservation of Western Australia’s marine biodiversity, with a focus on temperate marine parks and reserves, under immediate supervision of senior scientists and in consultation and collaboration with Parks and Wildlife Service regional staff. Provides expert scientific advice on these matters.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Demonstrated experience conducting research and/or monitoring on temperate benthic/coastal ecosystems (Essential) particularly macroalgal ecosystems (Desirable). 
  2. Demonstrated database, data analysis and advanced science writing skills, with a record of publishing marine science in peer-reviewed journals (Essential). 
  3. An understanding of concepts relating to ecological monitoring and experience implementing and communicating them in a workplace environment (Essential). 
  4. Broad knowledge of temperate marine biodiversity conservation and management in Western Australia (Essential).
  5. Demonstrated experience working in teams to undertake marine research and/or monitoring and ability to undertake fieldwork in remote locations (Essential).

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 22-Jul-2024