CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental and Resource Economics - CSIRO - FinanceCareer

First listed on: 07 December 2021

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental and Resource Economics


The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in environmental economics, natural resource economics, applied econometrics, applied mathematics?
  • Want to conduct world class research and development with a team of dedicated professionals? 
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

In this position you will undertake research into fishing management in Australia, with a particular emphasis on investigating impacts of climate-related marine species range shifts on the recreational fishing community and the implications for fishery management policies. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have a good understanding of environmental and/or natural resource economics and be able to apply this understanding through quantitative modelling and analysis. The position will involve a variety of different quantitative and qualitative research methods including bio-economic and random utility modelling as well as non-market valuation.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertake economic analyses linked to ecological models and develop policy advice relevant to the management of recreational fishing in Australia.
  • Participate in communication processes within CSIRO and effectively communicate with outside stakeholders.
  • Present research at management workshops, policy briefings and scientific conferences.
  • Build networks by interacting with leading researchers in climate change ecology, econometric modelling, and marine resource economics.

Location:   Brisbane, QLD
Salary:  AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Reference:   79833

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as environmental economics, natural resource economics, applied econometrics, applied mathematics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and solid skills in the development and application of a range of quantitative economic modelling techniques (econometric, bio-economic, etc) to environmental and/or natural resource management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate original research work and develop innovative approaches to research problems.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective oral and written communication of research results and their general implications to a wide variety of audiences such as scientists, stakeholders, funding agencies, the media and the general public.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

30 January 2022, 11:00pm AEDT