Research Fellow in Invasion Ecology

Canberra, Australia
04 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Pivotal Opportunity within the Institute of Applied Ecology – Nationally and Internationally recognised
  • Academic Level B – Salary Range $102,656pa – $117,232pa plus 17% Super
  • Full-Time Fixed-Term Position for 3 years

The University of Canberra (UC) is a dynamic university with great ambition, partnering with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

This is a unique opportunity to join an active and dynamic team of researchers as a Research Fellow in Invasion Ecology in the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. The applicant will be expected to develop their own program that complements existing research capacity within the Institute by strengthening our focus on biological invasions.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-driven researcher with a PhD in Invasion Ecology or a similar field. Key to your success will be your strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative research partnerships with other research institutions, funding bodies, government and industry stakeholders.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

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.

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If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Please note this is a full-time fixed term research focused position for 3 years with a possibility of an extension.

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 questions: please contact Janine Deakin on 6201 8663 or via email

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

Closing Date: 11.55 pm, Sunday 12 July 2020