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New APS6 position with Quant. Science team, ABARES, Department of Agriculture

  • 31 Jul 2019 1:25 PM
    Message # 7805041
    • Attached is a job ad for APS6 level positions at ABARES. One of these positions will be with our quantitative science team. This is a small team highly qualified in quantitative ecology, mathematics and statistics, that undertakes quantitative research, analyses and support across the department. The types of capability include:

    • ·         Mathematical and statistical modelling  of ecological, epidemiological, economic and biological processes, including integrated models
    • ·         General mathematical and statistical analysis and risk analysis
    • ·         High level programming
    • ·         Manipulation and interpretation of complex data sets
    • ·         Interpretation of academic research and determining its effective and practical implementation
    • ·         Communication of results and their practical interpretation
    • These are applied by the team either independently or in collaboration with other internal and external researchers and policy colleagues, to address policy and operational questions. For example:

    • ·         Quantitative approaches to assess rapid-response strategies in the event of an outbreak  or incursion
    • ·         Development of sampling and surveillance strategies to establish the ‘presence’ or ‘absence’ of pests and diseases and manage risk – at the border as goods arrive, or post-border to retain trade status or initiate emergency responses
    • ·         Benefit-cost analyses that integrates economic models with ecological/epidemiological models for pests or diseases to determine appropriate responses

    The job ad can be found here, but documentation that describes the job and selection criteria is attached. Anyone who wants to apply will need to use the link. The specific position at the link is:

    Research Scientists, Economists and Statisticians Job Ref 2019/1496

    The job ad is written more generally than above to cover a number of positions at ABARES. The position with the quantitative science team is classified as a research scientist position. You will see that there is also a position for a statistician, which is in a different area. If you are interested in the quantitative science position please highlight your quantitative skills when addressing the selection criteria. If you would like to talk to someone from the quantitative sciences team please contact Tony Arthur on 6272 2277.

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