Senior Research Officer

Job Description: 

Classification: Senior Research Officer (ANU Officer Grade 7)

Salary Package: $88,523 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (CCF), 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 habitat experiments and surveys of flora and fauna
Apply your skills in research design, data collection, and community engagement

Position overview
You will work in the forests of the Central Highlands, East Gippsland and Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria, contributing to an exciting new research project focussing on Greater Glider populations, habitat, conservation and management. The project will support and inform Victorian Government management plans and actions in relation to Greater Gliders and their habitat. You will plan and conduct empirical field studies and experiments, collect high quality biophysical data, and establish and maintain extensive datasets relating to arboreal mammals, vegetation, habitat elements and microclimate. You will be involved in data analysis and contribute to publications. 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 love to work outdoors conducting habitat experiments and biodiversity surveys, and who can manage all aspects of field-based research. You will spend the majority of your time working independently in the field across the three research regions.

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 Senior Research Officer 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 this position, please apply at and 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: 
Central Highlands, East Gippsland and Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020