Career Harvest


Study anatomy, physiology, functions, characteristics, behaviour and environments of all forms of life living on land.


  • Design and conduct experiments, make observations and measurements, research information, analyse data
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers, present findings at scientific meetings and conferences
  • Supervise staff
  • Provide information to managers, politicians, primary producers and general public
  • Offer recommendations for government policy
  • Undertake analysis of population dynamics for estimating marine organism populations
  • Determine factors of influence in marine organism communities
  • Advise on impact and control of introduced species


For this Position, the skills required to perform this role would have be developed through a combination of experience in a related role (unless the position is a graduate position) as well as 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

Charles Sturt University
University of New England
Sydney University
University of Newcastle
University of Wollongong
University of Western Sydney
Southern Cross University

University of Melbourne
La Trobe University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

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

University of Tasmania

University of Queensland
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
University of Southern Queensland

Australian National University

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