The Indigenous Time at Sea Studentship (ITSS) is an initiative of the Marine National Facility (MNF) under the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy which seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment and engagement nationally within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Funded by the Australian Government, owned and operated by CSIRO under direction of an independent Steering Committee, the MNF provides a blue-water research capability to the Australian scientific community and their international collaborators. This capability includes the research vessel Investigator.
Opportunities exist for two university students to undertake a work placement under the ITSS program during a research voyage on board the RV Investigator in 2021. Working as part of a world class research team, ITSS students will gain unique experience on an ocean research vessel to facilitate skill development and networking, while gaining exposure to methods and techniques applicable to careers in marine science and the maritime industry. The main costs of participating in the voyage, including travel to and from commencing and terminating points, accommodation and medicals, will be covered by the program.
All ITSS students will receive support while onboard and be assigned a “buddy” while at sea. ITSS students will also have regular check ins with shore-based CSIRO ITSS program staff.
Location: RV Investigator, voyage from Fremantle, WA to Hobart, TAS
Scholarship: Up to AU$1,622.86 per fortnight (before tax)
Duration: approx. 4 weeks with 2 weeks on the voyage
IN2021_T02: 22 November – 06 December (scheduled), Fremantle to Hobart, on RV Investigator.
The research projects that are planned to take place on this voyage are:
If you require further information about this opportunity please contact Ben Arthur via email at: Ben.Arthur@csiro.au or by phone on (03) 6232 5078.
Indigenous Time at Sea Studentships are open to students who are:
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.
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To apply for an Indigenous Time at Sea Studentship you will be required to:
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