Knowledge Exchange Specialist

Canberra, Australia
13 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Brand New Opportunity
  • Fixed-Term Part Time Position for two years (0.6 FTE) – Negotiable hours
  • UC Level 6, Salary Range $78,273pa– $84,258pa pro rata plus 17% super 

The University of Canberra is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 and has been placed in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA, is a joint initiative of the University of Canberra, ANU and CSIRO founded on world-class research strengths in evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics and spatial ecology, and key infrastructure such as the National Biological Collections and cutting-edge genomic and computer laboratories.

The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) at the Faculty of Science and Technology has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a key role in facilitating a two-way, or multiway, exchange of information between knowledge producers (biodiversity scientists at ANU, UC and CSIRO) and those who use this knowledge (environmental policy makers and managers). The IAE is recognised nationally and internationally as a dynamic and pro-active institute yielding excellent research, post-graduate education and leadership in effective conservation and management of our natural resources.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in core foci of evolutionary biology, ecology, genomics, bioinformatics and/or spatial modelling. Postgraduate qualifications in science/biology will be highly regarded along with links to the government agencies.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Janine Deakin, Director Institute for Applied Ecology on 02 6206 8663 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 31 March 2019