Research Scientist Pool
Specified Calling Level 1, $70,165 - $94,345 pa, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021
Perth Metropolitan Area
Sustainability and Biosecurity
Fisheries and Agriculture Resource Management
Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Position Number:
Pool Ref AV8410
Closing Date:
2022-03-25 4:00 PM  (YYYY-MM-DD)

Research Scientist Pool

Specified Calling Level 1 | Pool Ref AV8410

  • Are you looking for a chance to work on a range of projects within the Aquatic Science and Assessment Team?
  • Fantastic opportunity to join DPIRD and make an impact on the community
  • Develop new and innovative research techniques

What will your typical day look like?

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is seeking to establish a qualified pool of Research Scientists to work within the Aquatic Science and Assessment branch of the Sustainability and Biosecurity pillar. The pool will be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full time and part time positions which may become available within the subsequent 12 months.

As a Research Scientist with DPIRD, your key responsibilities will be to undertake fisheries-related scientific research and support developing projects, including budgeting and management. Furthermore, successful applicants may be required to lead and undertake field surveys, manage support staff, and under direct supervision, validate, process, and analyse data (using a variety of analysis techniques and programs).

For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you.

The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of fisheries and marine ecosystems/aquaculture, advanced technical knowledge, sound communication skills and the capability to publish scientific reports and papers. Additionally, you will be required to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.


DPIRD is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Click the Apply if this is something that excites you! All we need is:

  • A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following three Essential Work-Related Requirements ONLY:
    • Work Related Requirement 1 – Role Specific: A broad knowledge of the sustainable management of fisheries and marine ecosystems/aquaculture and relevant scientific techniques.
    • Work Related Requirement 2 – Role Specific: The ability to publish scientific reports and papers.
    • Work Related Requirement 3 – Build Effective Relationships: Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to confidently liaise and collaborate with departmental staff, industry stakeholders, and the community.

It is recommended that you read all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information. Please note that all of the Work-Related Requirements will be considered at some stage during the selection process.

Need further information?

We’d love to hear from you!

If you require further information, contact Dr Anthony Hart, Principal Research Scientist on 9203 0202 (during business hours).  

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period as part of your application.

You will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment.

Special Requirements for this position:

  • Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA. This will be introduced in a phased approach and more information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces ( Should this policy apply to an offer of employment resulting from this recruitment process, prospective appointees will be advised accordingly.

This pool will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months following finalisation of the process and may be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full time, and part time positions, as well as opportunities that may arise in this period at other regional locations. Please note, being appointed to the pool does not guarantee you placement to a position.

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 25 March 2022 at 4:00 PM WST.

Closing Date:2022-03-25 4:00 PM