Research Fellow

Job Description: 

Classification: Research Fellow (Academic Level B)

Salary Package:  $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded, two years with possibility of extension

Be part of an exciting new research program on Greater Gliders and their habitat
Work in forest environments across Victoria conducting empirical studies and experiments
Apply your skills in habitat analysis and restoration, and population recovery practices

Position overview:
You will conduct an exciting new research project focusing on Greater Gliders. You will work on spatial predictions of key refugia for Greater Gliders, investigate the major drivers of population decline, instigate best-practice habitat restoration and population recovery practices for the species, oversee the establishment of a set of important new empirical experiments and other studies, and develop a set of management recommendations that promote the medium to long-term conservation of the Greater Glider. You will actively engage with communities, citizen scientists and Traditional Owners to develop partnerships to benefit the research effort and conservation measures for the Greater Glider.

Applications are invited from individuals who can deliver field-based empirical research with an emphasis on practical habitat management and population conservation solutions. The position is based in Canberra but the you will spend time in forests across the three research regions in Victoria conducting studies and experiments, working in close collaboration with a full-time field research officer.

The Fenner School of Environment & Society is a world-leading centre for cross-disciplinary environmental and sustainability research, education and policy-relevant advice. Through cutting-edge research and insightful analysis, our academic experts create social, economic and environmental impact and deliver real-world solutions to address complex environmental challenges.

The Research Fellow reports to Professor David Lindenmayer, and will work closely with project staff within the university, along with external partners in government land management agencies.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram ( and Facebook (

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 visit:

For further information about the role, please contact Professor David Lindenmayer: 02 61250654 or

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, please visit:

Application information

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply via our ANU Jobs website here:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: Applicants must have the rights to live and work in this country.

Job Location: 
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Supporting Documentation: