Research Associate in Spatial Ecology

Adelaide, Australia
$78,340 - $94,938 p.a.
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term 1 year with the possibility of extension I Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Research Academic Level A

Salary Range:
$78,340 - $94,938 p.a.

Reporting to:
Professor Charlie Huveneers
College of Science and Engineering

The Research Associate will undertake research in Spatial Ecology for a project funded by Parks Australia and under the direction of Professor Charlie Huveneers. In working with Chief Investigator Huveneers and the research team, the incumbent will assist in investigating the residency, movements, and migrations of sharks.

The incumbent may assist in leading students involved in the research Project, according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Associate in Spatial Ecology is accountable for:

  • Assisting in leading the Project by collaborating with the Project Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of research by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to the coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.
  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.
  • Assisting principal supervisors with supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels to improve research outputs, patents and publications.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD in Biology or Environmental Science.
  • Demonstrated experience in using and analysing data from acoustic telemetry and satellite transmitters.
  • Demonstrated experience in using R to undertake spatial analyses.
  • Demonstrated emerging research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver project targets on time.
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.
  • Commercial or scientific diving certificate (desirable).
  • Coxswains or above certificate (desirable).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

31 Jul 2022