Australia nationals: Research Leader Freshwater Ecosystems

Government of New South Wales
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The Research Branch of DPI Fisheries is currently looking for an experienced leader for a unit that delivers world’s best practice research and scientific advice about the sustainable management and use of freshwater ecosystems, particularly in the Murray Darling Basin.

About us

The primary objective of the Fisheries branch of NSW DPI is to deliver effective, science-based management to meet the NSW Government’s goals and community expectations relating to both economic growth and careful stewardship of our aquatic resources. Fisheries research underpins the sustainable management of the aquatic environment, facilitating research and providing advice to assist DPI Fisheries to achieve its vision for healthy aquatic ecosystems for the economic benefit and enjoyment of the people of NSW.

About you and The Role (Role Description)

As Research Leader Freshwater Ecosystems, you will provide strong leadership in freshwater ecosystems research. Your understanding of, and research experience in,  freshwater ecosystems and issues pertaining to the Murray Darling Basin will see you providing expert guidance and scientific advice to the Director Fisheries Research and other Fisheries Directors.

Your comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with the Murray Darling Basin Plan and the research required to support senior managers in their decision making, particularly around fish, will be a key success factor in this role. You will understand the research process and act as the conduit between research teams and senior management.

The Department strives to achieve excellence and understands that strong leadership is critical to our success and as a result, your experience and expertise in leading the delivery of internationally recognised scientific research will be highly valued. This will be vital in meeting community expectations on sustainable management practices of freshwater ecosystems especially around the sustainable management of our freshwater ecosystems and in particular, the Murray Darling Basin.

To be considered for this role you will hold a PhD level qualification in a relevant field and will have demonstrated experience in driving high quality, innovative fisheries research projects.

For further information, please contact Dr Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Director Fisheries Research on 02 49163854 (preferred contact method) or

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application process by Wednesday 10th April 2019 @ 11:55 pm