Senior Officer, Life Sciences

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Banyule, Australia
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term role until December 2020
  • Position will be based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $76,199 - $82,355 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Senior Officer will be part of a team undertaking the Ecosystem Resilience project, which is collecting ecosystem resilience data (habitat structure, floristics and avian data) across a chrono-sequence of fire age classes in two vegetation communities (Lowan Mallee and Heathland Sands – Desert) in the Victorian Mallee (predominantly Big Desert and Little Desert National Parks). They will be responsible for coordination of field work, field safety, data storage and curation, and leading the collection of habitat structure and floristics data in accordance with established protocols and methods.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in securing this position, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science with specialist skills in botany;
  • Proven organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven knowledge of field safety requirements and processes, and experience working in remote environments;
  • Full drivers licence, experience with 4WD driving


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply

Closing date: 11 pm Tuesday 18th June 2019

Position Enquiries: Prof Mike Clarke, TEL: 9479 2244 Email:

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Senior Recruitment Business Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 558384 under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.