Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Expiring today

Canberra, Australia
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 27 November 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $80,439-$113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (24 months)

  • Be part of an innovative project that supports farmers and the environment
  • Work with a highly productive and innovative research team
  • Build your skills in environmental research, stakeholder engagement and informing policy

Position Overview

You will provide research and advice to support the development and implementation of an Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme and Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program under the Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Package. The successful applicant will: (a) identify management actions and develop processes for securing desired biodiversity-related benefits on agricultural land; (b) develop methods and processes to efficiently assess condition, and change in condition, of native vegetation and biodiversity on agricultural land; and (c) pilot these methods on farms in Australia.

The work will facilitate the design and implementation of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme and Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program, and revolutionise the cost-effectiveness of environmental stewardship, offset and certification programs. There will be a strong emphasis on publishing the findings in peer-reviewed academic papers.

In the latest World University Rankings, The Australian National University was the top-ranked institution in Australia for environmental research. The Fenner School of Environment & Society has a large, dynamic community of academic staff and postgraduate students who are provided with high quality office facilities, computer and statistical support, and access to field equipment, laboratory facilities and a fleet of 4WD vehicles. Academic staff are encouraged to collaborate widely and attend national and international conferences. The ANU College of Science has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

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For more information, please contact Professor Philip Gibbons: 02 612 52562 or

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Position Description: Download File Academic Level A_B biodiversity assessment Gibbons 20201026.docx

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Application Information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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