Quantitative Ecologist and Ecosystem Modeller




The Opportunity

  • Use your expertise in marine ecosystem modelling
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world class facilities
  • Join our team at CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


The successful applicant will play a role in the development of a strong program of research within a multi-disciplinary group to support the sustainable use of Australia’s marine resources.

You will help execute a research portfolio in the area of risk assessment and ecosystem modelling, working with a group conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia in relation to activities such as fishing, energy, mining, tourism, environmental conservation, and rural and urban development. The research approach is based on a scientific understanding of the functioning and dynamics of socioecological systems, including the interactions of natural and multiple human activities. This work requires an understanding of marine ecological modelling, model uncertainty and modern approaches to the science-management interface.

The work will include: collation and analysis of relevant socioecological data sets (e.g. oceanography, diet contents, economic statistics, social networks and other biological, economic and social spatial and temporal data); assisting with modelling of socioecological processes; assist with multicomponent marine risk assessments; development and refinement of methods for incorporating observational data information into multispecies and ecosystem models; and the development and refinement of methods for model parameterisation, fitting and uncertainty analysis

Your duties will include

  • Assist in the application of marine and coastal socioecological models – specifically multispecies/ecosystem models of intermediate complexity (MICE), as well as approaches such as size-based models, Atlantis, Ecopath with Ecosim agent based models and risk assessment-based approaches.
  • Interact with CSIRO researchers and the broader research and resource management communities to identify research priorities and develop new project proposals.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.


Location: St Lucia, QLD

Salary: AU$97,276 – AU$105,269 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 5 years specified term

Reference: 59445


To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as systems modelling, quantitative marine/aquatic or fisheries science
  • Direct experience in the development, calibration and delivery of marine ecosystem models.
  • Experience in the initiation of original research work and development of innovative approaches to research problems.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.


For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description


We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements


We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance



At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Apply Online


To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close


Sunday 20 January 2019

Funded MSc and PhD positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland

There are several funded MSc and PhD positions available starting in the fall semester 2019 at the Quantitative Fisheries Ecosystems Lab (QFEL) at the Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. We work with the fishing industry and government partners on research to support sustainable fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic. More information is available at: https://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch/ocichair/

CFER continues to expand and students will join a dynamic research and training environment. The student is encouraged to develop their own projects within the broad scope of our funded research program. The student will be part of the Marine Institute’s graduate program in fish stock assessment (https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/fisheriessciencestockassessmentmasterofsciencemscdegree/) and will receive state-of-the-art training in modelling marine fish productivity contributing to improved fish stock assessment models. This will include advanced training in estimation of spatial and state-space ecological models. Career opportunities for graduates are excellent.

Desirable candidates will have strong scientific credentials in ecology, fishery science, statistics or another relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants 1) with demonstrated expertise in quantitative skills in ecology or stock assessment 2) who can code efficiently in R or other programming languages, and 3) who have a publication record (PhD students).

Funding is guaranteed for the entire length of the master (2 years) and PhD program (4 years) and fully covers tuition and living expenses.

To apply for this position: send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college course work, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

Dr. Noel Cadigan (Noel.Cadigan@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Jin Gao (Jin.Gao@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Fan Zhang (Fan.Zhang@mi.mun.ca). Please contact Drs. Cadigan, Gao and Zhang directly with any questions about these positions. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.


Fall 2018

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EURO 2019 Dublin — 1st Call for Papers 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 30th)

EURO 2019 

30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 30 th ), 

Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019,

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We have the great pleasure of inviting you to take part in the 30 th EURO Conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland on 23-26 June, 2019.

The Scientific and Organization Committees, chaired by Luis Gouveia and Seán McGarraghy, along with Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, are preparing a high quality scientific program and an exciting social program for the Conference.

We are convinced that the EURO 30 th Conference will be an excellent opportunity for the OR community to get together again in a pleasant atmosphere, and, thus, we are looking forward to meeting you in Dublin, in 2019!



We have selected several outstanding Plenaries & Tutorial Speakers that will present the state-of-the-art in Operations Research and outline pathways of its future developments. More information on their presentations will be announced soon. Please follow up further information at the EURO 30 th Conference webpage : [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/A_R3CQnzDmsn5lgjhMqRLP?domain=euro2019dublin.com | https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/A_R3CQnzDmsn5lgjhMqRLP?domain=euro2019dublin.com ]



Researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in any branch of Operational Research, mathematical modelling or economic analysis are invited to submit abstracts or organize sessions.

Invited and contributed papers will be organized in parallel sessions. In general, sessions will be a part of the Conference streams, and streams are grouped in different areas. The list of areas and streams will be available shortly.

No participant can present more than one paper at the Conference.

Abstract submission system is available online, via the Conference web page ( [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NcVwCROAEnswA0oqiOE6bN?domain=euro-online.org | https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NcVwCROAEnswA0oqiOE6bN?domain=euro-online.org ] ).

Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: February 8, 2019 .

Researchers who wish to organize a stream or an invited session or contribute with a paper within an invited session should contact a PC member of the corresponding area.




Abstract submission start: Monday, October 22, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019


Registration start: December, 2018

Early registration deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019

Author registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019



Regular: €375.00 (early); €500.00 (late),

Student/Retired: €180.00 (early); €240.00 (late), Accompanying persons: €90.00.

Early registration ends 8 March 2019.

The regular/student registration fee includes:

Admission to all sessions and the exhibition

Conference materials (printed conference handbook with short programme; online access to a complete programme with abstracts; sponsor & exhibitor materials)

Tea, coffee and lunches throughout the conference (for each day, you will receive a lunch coupon)

Admission to the Welcome Reception on 23rd June 2019 at University College Dublin
Transfer ticket

The registration fee for an accompanying person covers the same except the admission to sessions and conference materials.

Please note that the Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday is not included in the registration fee.



Parties interested in having a booth or exhibition area during the Conference are kindly requested to contact the EURO 2019 Conference Secretariat (Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager Emma Power: [ mailto:2019EuroK@abbey.ie | 2019EuroK@abbey.ie ] ). An exhibitor’s guide will be available shortly.



For detailed information about Dublin, please, visit the Conference webpage [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/oY0WCP7yBlsB7N9ES0Tl2w?domain=euro2019dublin.com | www.euro2019dublin.com ]

We look forward to welcoming you to our very exciting conference in Dublin!

Luis Gouveia, Se á n McGarraghy and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha

For any further information:


c/o Abbey Conference & Events


· Address: City Gate, 22 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8

· Phone: (+353) 1 648 6130

· Email: [ mailto:2019EuroK@abbey.ie | 2019EuroK@abbey.ie ]

· From Monday to Friday 9:00-17:30 (GMT)


World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling

Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to participate in the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, to be held at HEC Montréal, Canada (http://www.hec.ca/en/) on May 22-24, 2019.

For additional information on invited speakers, venue, submission, etc., please visit the Conference’s website:


We look forward to welcoming you in Montréal

The organizers,

Michèle Breton, Baris Vardar, Georges Zaccour

“Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” recruitment opportunities

We are pleased to inform you that several recruitment opportunities are currently or will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux), granted by the French national program Investing for the future.

Three individual calls for application are already published, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;
  • Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of Bordeaux academic laboratories;
  • Visiting Scholars, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.

We thank you for relaying this information to any person who might be interested in these opportunities.

Call for applications are available on the website: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents


Julie GIRY
Chargée de projets de recherche
Département SHS

Bureau N104
Avenue Léon Duguit, 33608 Pessac cedex
T. 05 56 84 29 36
lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi

Teaching and Research position in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Position available : Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

  • Teaching and Research position focused in University of Sydney
  • Full-time, Continuing Role, Located at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
  • Academic Level B or C, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a. – $147,115 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

Applications are invited for a lecturer (Level B/C) in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with expertise in statistical and mechanistic modelling, focused on agricultural and/or environmental terrestrial systems. SOLES has a program of teaching in statistics that covers first year to Honours and Masters level. It is expected that the candidate will strongly support this teaching program, and develop a secondary teaching program related to spatial-temporal analysis of agricultural and/or environmental systems with an emphasis on the use of sensing technologies (remote or proximal) to measure, monitor and manage terrestrial landscapes. The combination of quantitative analyses with the use of remote sensing technologies is an area of research SOLES is looking to strengthen. The successful candidate is expected to develop internal and external partnerships to develop and support an active research program. The successful candidate will further play an active role in the supervision of honours and higher-degree research students.


Closing date: 11:30pm, 4 November 2018


For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/y95vqqbf



Research Fellow Grade 1, Ecosystem Modeller

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. The Griffith Centre for Coastal Managment brings this to life by developing services that differentiate, innovate and make a difference in the fields of climate and coastal research.

The opportunity

We are currently looking for an Ecosystem Modeller to be responsible for the development of a movement and migration model for marine mammals. The primary focus of this role is to develop, implement and verify an ecosystem model. Success in this role requires working closely with the research team of a marine biologist and oceanographer, and external collaborators. The position involves developing ecosystem models to investigate the potential impact of climate change on migrating marine mammals in the Southern Hemisphere. Working with a project team which includes marine mammal experts tasked with describing marine mammal behaviour in response to ocean conditions (physical, chemical, biological) and physical oceanographers tasked with modelling future physical ocean conditions, your research will assist bridge gaps in understanding between physical, chemical and biological parameters and ecosystem responses for marine mammals. In addition to Griffith researchers, the successful applicant will also be collaborating with international colleagues exploring similar questions and using similar approaches. This is a fixed-term (two year), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus. The position may be extended a further 12 months subject to the candidate meeting project milestones.

About you

The successful candidate will be highly numerate with experience setting up and running marine ecosystem models and/or marine biogeochemical models. Experience working with end-to-end marine ecosystem models such as OSMOSE, Ecospace/Ecosim, ATLANTIS, SEAPODYM, INVITRO or similar is highly valued. Experience with parallel computing is also beneficial. The candidate should be comfortable working with biogeochemical model outputs (e.g. MERRA-NOBM) and the various ocean observation datasets (e.g. SeaWIFS).

Salary range

Research Fellow Grade 1: $72,344 – $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,643 – $99,312 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Olaf Meynecke, Research Fellow on +61 (0) 7 5552 7822. For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614

Closing date: Friday 9 November 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online. As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on The Conversation.

University of Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence fellowships

Several recruitment opportunities are currently or will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux), granted by the French national program Investing for the future.

Three individual calls for application are already published, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:

– Post-doctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;

– Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of Bordeaux academic laboratories;

– Visiting Scholars, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.

Call for applications are available on the website: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents