Data Scientist, Department of Industry

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Data Scientist, Department of Industry 2017-07-30T07:42:46+00:00

Project Description

There are two excellent opportunities to join a new and dynamic team based in the Central West (Orange) and the Riverina (Wagga Wagga). Offering great remuneration in an ongoing fulltime role: if you are an experienced data scientist/statistician who is client focussed and driven to make the best use of research data please keep reading!


Remuneration negotiated based on qualifications & experience (Max $128,000 salary package)


The Role (Role Description) – We have two new Data Scientist roles with the department which will be required to manage and analyse large multiple trial data sets for the Department of Primary Industries. This will involve providing advice and establishing protocols for collection, storage, access, analysis and reanalysis of these data sets.

The positions will play a key role in promoting and developing key relationships between researchers and biometricians therefore you will need to have excellent communication skills. Your experience in operating “R”, Genstat and ASReml programs and your in depth knowledge of protocols for metadata, spatial and modelled data will be highly valued.

The role reports to the Manager Science Excellence and will need to address numerous challenges including assessing the departments priorities for statistical analysis and resolving conflicting project demands and ensuring that a strong partnership between researchers, data scientist and biometricians is established and fostered. Ideally you will have experience in reanalysing data ensuring compatibility using proven methods.

If you are able to communicate key research messages at appropriate forums and explore a range of possible and creative alternatives with high integrity based datasets which supports Department research programs then you will succeed in this position. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Dr Martin Blumenthal on 02 6391 3308.


The Branch and the Department – The NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (known as the NSW Department of Industry) leads the State Government’s contribution to making NSW a fertile place to invest and to produce goods and services; and thereby create jobs and opportunities for our citizens.

NSW Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries. For more information about NSW DPI please visit our website –


How to Apply – When applying for the role, your application should consist of a ONE page cover letter outlining your suitability and related experience. A resume (maximum THREE pages) should also be attached.


Applications must be submitted by Tuesday 8th August 2017


Additional Information – A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

The NSW Department of Industry is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and flexible working arrangements.

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