Research Fellow, Aquaculture

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645- $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
09 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for up to 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences
Salary: Level B – $114,645- $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Opportunity to make independent contributions to research in aquaculture sustainability and seafood sciences. Play a pivotal role in delivering project objectives and milestones
  • You'll be joining a supportive team culture that values career development and actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • $114,645- $136,136 p.a., 17% super, benefits with occasional work at other sites and campuses!

About the Role

The Research Fellow in Aquaculture role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to make independent contributions to research in seafood related sciences, aquaculture sustainability, and aquafeed. Working within a project team at the prestigious University of Melbourne, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to deliver project objectives and milestones while actively promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion consistent with the University values. This role offers a unique opportunity for career development in a supportive team culture, primarily based at the University’s Parkville campus with the potential for occasional work at other sites and campuses.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • In collaboration with senior academic staff, conduct internationally competitive research, resulting in publications in high impact journals
  • Contribute to and publish academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne
  • Actively participate in research seminars and conferences to disseminate research findings in area of expertise, as opportunities arise
  • Leading by example and ensure the values, standards and expectations for appropriate behaviour in the workplace and the best interests of a leading university are upheld as well as the University’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace

Who We Are Looking For

You will have the ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication and the desire to build an academic research career trajectory. You will work co-operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research-based team environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds. You will have excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion and possess the ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision. You will also have well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

You will also have:

  • A relevant doctoral degree awarded in aquaculture or a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in aquaculture, with a focus on either sustainability, product quality, or aquafeed, and well-developed skills in preparing manuscripts for publication
  • Well-developed ability and demonstrated experience in either quantitative and modelling applications or laboratory-based analytical applications related to seafood and aquaculture products
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, and a strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic research career trajectory

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – “Faculty of Science“

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, Forest & Ecosystems Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 7 JUNE 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0058510 - Research Fellow PD (Aquaculture).pdf

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