Senior Research Officer

Canberra, Australia
$95,324 - $100,098 per annum (pro rata for part-time staff), plus 17% superannuation
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Level 7 (Research) 
Salary package: $95,324 - $100,098 per annum (pro rata for part-time staff), plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Part-time (0.6 FTE), Fixed term (19-month contract, with potential for extension)
Position description & Selection Criteria:  Senior Research Officer_ANU7.pdf

A diverse and dynamic role – you will research and quantify the ecological and economic impacts of Nature Based Solutions to flooding.

  • An exciting career opportunity which researches and advances solutions to flooding in regional Australia
  • Become part of a dynamic team with a positive culture contributing towards societal transformation
  • Apply your skills in ecological and economics research, data analysis, literature review and research writing for a range of audiences.

Climate change  and disasters are crucial and growing issues for Australia and our region.  Increasingly we are seeing the cascading impacts of disasters in a warming world.  Floods are front of mind for many Australians, following the devastating recent unprecedented flooding in the Northern Rivers and other parts of Australia.

The ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) has built a transdisciplinary research team to implement a new initiative - Partnering with local communities in regional Australia to increase resilience to flood risk.  This team is partnering with regional communities to evaluate and develop options for minimizing the impacts of floods on communities. A strong focus will be on development of the first ever Australian guidelines for integrating a nature-based solutions approach to mitigation of flooding by rivers.

The Position 

The Senior Research Officer will contribute to ecological and economic research in the ANU initiative - Partnering with local communities in regional Australia to increase resilience to flood risk.   The position will also be responsible for coordinating and contributing to writing the national Guidelines as well as supervising and/or mentoring students. 

To excel in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications and strong research and writing skills and experience.  Qualifications or experience in flooding, ecology and economics will be highly regarded.  You will be a strong communicator and collaborator. 

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

For more information about the position please contact Dr Roslyn Prinsley, Head of Disaster Solutions, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions via 

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.”

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a three-page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a:

  • 30–45-minute interview using behavioural interview questions
  • A brief Presentation

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 9708 Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing date: 26 March 2023.