Research Fellow, Landfill Methane Mitigation

Gold Coast, Australia
The total package is in the range $91,771 - $107,498 per annum.
17 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, AustraliaFull-time

Company Description

The Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) was formed in 2006 and is one of Australia's largest university aquatic ecosystem research groups with globally recognised expertise in river, catchment and coastal ecosystems and the interaction with these systems in society.  ARI combines outstanding scholarship with making a significant contribution to society through providing knowledge and advice. ARI's talented researchers offer essential insights into the water cycle's linkages, interconnectedness, and interdependencies. 

We undertake research to national and international standards, achieving the highest quality outcomes. We aggregate research activities, attract external funding exceeding national averages, and actively partner with industry, government, and the broader scientific community to meet the challenge of balancing humanity's growth whilst maintaining functional ecosystems and associated services.

We support high-quality research training for Higher Degree Research students and provide a supportive and productive research environment, including mentoring for early career researchers.

The Institute has over 180 staff and postgraduate students across the University's Nathan and Gold Coast campuses and hosts the International Water Centre, Coastal Management Research Centreand the Sustainable Water Future Programme. We undertake high-quality research and postgraduate training in freshwater and estuarine ecology, catchment processes and water resource management.

Job Description

This Research Fellow position will contribute to an externally funded, multiple-disciplinary research project developing greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. In addition to this research role, this position will also be responsible for lab routine activity and management.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design and conduct laboratory research and field experiments that contribute to the research objectives of the externally funded projects.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret the data from laboratory and field experiments.
  • Develop a good publication record in high impact, international, esteemed peer-reviewed journals. Manage and contribute towards the preparation and formulation of publications, figures, presentations and research reports arising from the research.
  • Assist with the development of research proposals, as appropriate.

This is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) position based at the Griffith University Nathan campus.


You will be hold a PhD or equivalent qualifications work experience in soil science or environmental sciences or a relevant field.

In addition to the above, you will demonstrate:

  • A track record of publication in high-impact journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a diversity of research programs and participants to ensure effective team communication and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to meet competing deadlines and work effectively as a member of a team and communicate with a range of stakeholders.

If you would like to work with enthusiastic researchers in a progressive and highly collaborative research environment focused on solving real-world problems, then we would like to hear from you.

Additional information

Salary Range

The base salary for a Research Fellow (Grade 1) is in the range $78,437 - $91,879.33 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $91,771 - $107,498 per annum.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, in particular addressing the Key Responsibilities listed in the Position Description

Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:

  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights for the duration of this appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.

What Griffith University Offers

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance
  • Salary packaging options & corporate health discounts  
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave 

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

Further Information

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Dr Chris Pratt on +61 (0) 7 3735 3605 or via email:

For application support, please contact Ms Liza Aburn, Talent Acquisition Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 53505 or via email:

Closing date: Friday, 9 December 2022 at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.