Economist – Biosecurity Focus

  • Key role in a dynamic and effective team of social & economic scientists
  • Developing solutions to major national environmental and economic challenges
  • Work on cutting edge economics research addressing biosecurity issues

CSIRO seeks a motivated economist to join its Social and Economic Sciences Research Program to design, conduct and publish original and innovative research on biosecurity issues and risk analysis. The position is a leadership role in a growing team of social and economic scientists working in this area under the auspices of CSIRO’s new Biosecurity Research Flagship.

Specific duties will include:

  • Conceive, design, conduct and deliver cutting edge economics research addressing biosecurity issues, leading to effective outcomes in biosecurity policy and management
  • Publish high quality scientific publications, through peer reviewed journals, book chapters and presenting material at conferences and workshops
  • Contributions to and interactions with international scholarly communities in research economics, biosecurity and environmental management

Location: Canberra, Australia
Salary: AU$99K-$132K + up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund)
Ref No: ACT00535

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field of economics
  • Experience in the application of economic theories and analytic methods pertinent to biosecurity, preferably in the context of cross-disciplinary project teams.
  • Demonstrated track record in research design, management and delivery, including publication in the peer-reviewed literature.

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

The Social and Economic Science (SES) Program – – within CSIRO is the primary provider of social and economic scientific expertise to CSIRO and seeks to be recognized, nationally and internationally, as a leader in social science on questions of sustainability.

For further information on this position or the SES Research Program contact Dr. Marcus Lane at

Applications close: open until closed.


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