Biodiversity Field Officer

Victoria, Australia
27 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)
Salary Package: $71,878 - $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

  • Be part of one of the longest-running biodiversity field research projects in Australia
  • Work in a forest environment conducting surveys of flora and fauna
  • Build your skills in research design and data collection

Position overview

You will work in the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands (Yarra Ranges) in Victoria, conducting field work and other activities for a long-term biodiversity research program that has operated since 1983. Your work will build on extensive data sets relating to arboreal mammals, birds, living trees, stag trees, carbon, and other elements of the forest. You will also assist in managing and analysing the data, and contribute to publications.

We are seeking a person who loves to be in the field conducting biodiversity surveys, and who can manage day to day aspects of field research such as liaising with land management agencies, and data entry and curation. We need a proactive person who has a passion for sharing knowledge with project partners and the community. We are looking for applicants with a range of skills, and the salary level is negotiable on the basis of the successful applicant's experience.

You will report to Professor David Lindenmayer, and will work closely with project staff within the university and in the Central Highlands, along with external partners in government land management agencies. You will be expected to relocate to the study region.

This position currently has funding for two years, with the possibility of extension.

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For further information please contact Professor David Lindenmayer, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Science. T: +61 2 6125 0654 E:

Closing Date: 27 March 2020

Position Description: Download FilePD Level 5-6 BFO Vic.pdf

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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 each selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Please note: Applicants must have the rights to live and work in this country.