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

Canberra, Australia
Oct 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 27, 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 of a Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program under the Australian Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Package. The successful applicant will focus on work associated with monitoring the condition of, and improvement in, native vegetation and native biodiversity under agricultural stewardship programs. The overarching goal of the work will be to develop new ways to revolutionise the ecological effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of monitoring in environmental stewardship programs and related certification schemes. There will be a strong emphasis on publishing the findings in scientific papers. The research will involve extensive engagement with external stakeholders.

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 David Lindenmayer: 02 61250654 or

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Position Description: Download FileAcademic Level A_B monitoring Lindenmayer 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.