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Biological Oceanographer

Study of marine plants and animals, their development and relationships within the marine ecosystem.

Alternative Titles

  • Marine Scientist
  • Fisheries Scientist

Tasks

  • Develop ecologically sustainable seafood industries
  • Study biological and ecosystem responses to pollution
  • Develop marine biotechnology for production of new industrial and biomedical products

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy science
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy research
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • tolerance to motion sickness and working in cramped conditions
  • Scuba certification

Qualifications

A Biological Oceanographer requires a degree in science or applied science majoring in chemistry, or biology, available at universities across Australia. Research scientist or academic will usually require a masters or doctorate degree in the specialist field.

 

Tertiary Education Providers

Tertiary Education Providers

NSW
University of Technology Sydney
University of New South Wales
Macquarie University
University of Newcastle
University of Wollongong
Southern Cross University

Victoria
University of Melbourne
Deakin University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
University of Western Australia
Murdoch University
Edith Cowan University
Curtin University

Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Queensland
University of Queensland
James Cook University
Griffith University

ACT
Australian National University

 

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