Research Scientist - Applied Statistics/Biometrics - CSIRO - ICTCareer

First listed on: 13 May 2017

Research Scientist - Applied Statistics/Biometrics

  • Do you have an interest and commitment to solving real-world problems in the applied statistics/biometrics space?
  • Contribute to building a stronger understanding of agricultural experimental and genomics data to increase genetic gains
  • Join CSIRO Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia

The Position

Our world is changing fast and data is the basic currency of this new world. CSIRO Data61 is Australia’s leading digital research network and focus on a data-driven future.

CSIRO Data61 are seeking a talented applied statistics/biometrics researcher to join our team of genetics and genomics statisticians in Canberra. Collaborating with leading researchers in both Data61 and Agriculture & Food, you will innovate, develop and apply statistical and computational methods for the design and analysis of agricultural experimental and genomics data to increase genetic gains and our understanding of the biological control of key traits in a range of species.

Your success in this role will be underpinned by your record of science innovation and creativity, plus your ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

To be considered you will hold a doctorate and or equivalent research experience in statistics. You will also have demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, statistical modelling and in particular the use of linear mixed models, and experience in, or the ability to undertake, the design and analysis of experiments.

Your strong programming experience in R or Python, or a demonstrated ability to learn computer languages easily, will also be essential to your success.

To view the full position details and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position Details

Location: Canberra, ACT
Salary: AU $92K - AU $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Reference: 39670

How to Apply: Please upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter. Please ensure you provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet.

As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.


Our commitment to you

CSIRO’s Data61 offers an open and supportive workplace, where employee wellbeing is a top priority. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace by focusing on gender equality, support and development of women in leadership, increasing the employment of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders whilst supporting the LGBTI community and other diverse backgrounds.

CSIRO’s Data61 offers a range of flexible working opportunities, including part-time and job share arrangements, to provide you with work/life balance. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas.

CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, that contributes to creating Australia’s data driven future.

Applications Close: Applications will remain open until filled.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220