Research Assistant (Antarctic Fisheries)

University of Tasmania
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  • Full time, fixed-term position for one year from March 2022.
  • Based in Hobart
  • Contribute to research collaborations between IMAS Taroona and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

The School of Fisheries and Aquaculture is dedicated to seeking knowledge and innovation to provide adequate and sustainable nutrition to an increasing world population.

The Opportunity

This position will assist with FRDC project 2020-097 and primarily focus on at sea sample collection, and laboratory work for histology and otolith ageing of toothfish, as well as sampling and sorting of sea lice. The position provides an opportunity to work across university, government and industry organisations to contribute science outcomes for international fisheries management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct at sea sampling onboard commercial toothfish fishing vessels.
  • Provide technical laboratory support across a range or tasks including otolith ageing and histology.
  • Contribute to a safe and healthy workplace, complete required training, and be proactive towards improving safety management and workplace culture.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, such as Marine Science, Fisheries Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with large fish, including dissection, and/or marine invertebrates.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time in remote locations.
  • Attention to detail in note-taking and data collection.
  • Experience building and maintaining field equipment.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 4 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $80,122 comprising a base salary within the range of $64,643 to $68,480 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Dale Maschette, Fisheries Scientist via [email protected]
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 23 January 2022, 11.55 pm

Download File Position Description - Research Assistant (Antarctic Fisheries).pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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