Research Officer - Deer Management

Job Description: 

What’s on Offer:                                                                       

As a Research Officer with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), you’ll be:

  • Working within NSW’s premier mammal research group, the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, at the Orange Agricultural Institute (OAI)
  • Earning between $63,199 and $121,379 pa plus superannuation and a 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Part of the NSW DPI Biosecurity Division

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead and assist research projects relevant to the management of wild deer in Australia
  • Disseminate research results to a range of stakeholders through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences, workshops and meetings
  • Provide authoritative advice about the management of wild deer
  • Proactively develop your research skills through self-directed learning, collaboration and attending conferences and other professional fora
  • In collaboration with other Vertebrate Pest Research Unit staff, develop grant applications for submission to funding agencies
  • Promote and maintain a safe work culture within the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit

What You've Done: 

  • A degree in Wildlife Management or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in developing innovative research solutions resulting in high-impact research outputs


nd if you’ve got this even better: 

  • Experience analyzing spatial and temporal trends in ecological data using the software R or similar
  • Strong record of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience conducting fieldwork on wild deer or other large mammals


What You’ll Need to Enjoy and be Good in this Role: 

  • Ability to learn new analysis methods through self-learning and collaboration
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A team player approach
  • A knack for managing multiple tasks
  • Current Drivers Licence and a willingness to travel within NSW
  • Willingness to conduct fieldwork, including aerial survey
  • Pride in your work

How to Apply:

  • Simply submit your application electronically via the online application process, attaching a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for, and we will get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date: 11:55pm on Friday 9th November 2018

Further information:

  • See the full role description in the Supporting Documentation
  • This is a fixed-term role starting as soon as possible and ending on 30 June 2022.
  • Contact Dr Dave Forsyth, Senior Research Scientist, Vertebrate Pest Research Unit on (02) 6391 3874

Additional Information:

  • A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

The Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We promote a flexible and inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team to drive innovation, productivity and the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or disability.

Job Location: 
Orange, New South Wales
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018