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Research Services Officer - Molluscan Fisheries

Government of South Australia - Port Lincoln, SA

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 419015
Location: 5606 - PORT LINCOLN
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Research Services Officer to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute within The Department of Primary Industries and Regions. The role reports to the Senior Research Scientist (Molluscan Fisheries).

The Research Services Officer - Molluscan Fisheries is part of the Fisheries Science Program within the Aquatic Sciences branch of the SA Research & Development Institute.

The Fisheries Science Program undertakes research and development activities on the fisheries and habitats of the South Australian continental shelf and gulfs for the South Australian government on behalf of all stakeholders in those fisheries - principally abalone, prawn, blue crab, rock lobster, marine scale and pelagic fishes.

The Molluscan Fisheries sub program undertakes research projects that are aimed at providing high quality scientific information and advice to facilitate the sustainable management of the abalone (greenlip and blacklip), pipi and vongole fisheries in southern Australian waters. This includes fisheries biology of the species, fishery-independent surveys, collation and analysis of fishery-dependent data and ecological studies on temperate reefs.

The Research Services Officer (Molluscan Fisheries) supports the work program for the Molluscan Fisheries program across all species, but notably the Perkinsus FRDC project (Project number 2020-004). There will also be a need to work with/for other sub-programs, supporting the broader work program of the Fisheries Science Program. Duties include field-based and laboratory-based research on a range of species, maintenance of the field assets (e.g. vehicles, vessels, diving and field gear), and supporting the WHS for the Molluscan Fisheries group in Port Lincoln, and. The incumbent will be required to lead and undertake fieldwork, both on commercial fishing vessels and SARDI vessels, and to undertake diving. Data entry, laboratory work and data management are integral to the role

Other requirements specific to the role include:
Work outside normal working hours and on weekends will be required
Regular intrastate and occasional interstate travel will be required, including absence overnight and frequent field trips on a variety of research and commercial vessels.

About Us

This is a term vacancy up to 31 December 2021 with the posibility of extension.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment


Coxswain license Coxswains/Master 5/MED and commercial diving certifications are required
Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive are required



$63,681 - $67,868 per annum


Dr Ben Stobart
Phone: 0448 911 066
Email: ben.stobart@sa.gov.au
Website: www.pir.sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Achievement Orientation and Attention to detail capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 29/01/2021 11:45 PM

Port Lincoln, SA

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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