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Biodiversity Field Officer

Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Victoria
Categories: Professional
Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)Salary Package: $71,878 - $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuationTerms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Be part of one of the longest-running biodiversity field research projects in Australia
Work in a forest environment conducting surveys of flora and fauna
Build your skills in research design and data collection
 Position overview
You will work in the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands in Victoria, conducting field work and other activities for a long-term biodiversity research program that has operated since 1983. You will build on extensive data sets relating to arboreal mammals, birds, living trees, stag trees, carbon, and other elements of the forest. You will also be involved in managing and analysing the resulting data, and contribute to publications.
Applications are invited from individuals who love to be in the field conducting biodiversity surveys, and who can manage day to day aspects of field research such as liaising with land management agencies, and data entry and curation. The successful candidate will be proactive and interested in sharing knowledge with project partners and the community.
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 Biodiversity Field Officer reports to Professor David Lindenmayer, and will work closely with project staff within the university and in regional locations, along with external partners in government land management agencies.
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For further information please contact Professor David Lindenmayer, Senior Fellow, Medicine Biology & Environment T: +61 2 6125 0654 E:
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Application information
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
A statement addressing each 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.
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 19 Sep 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Oct 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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