Local recruitment: Senior Scientist

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

The Senior Scientist, Applied Aquatic Ecology Section is responsible for leading the delivery of high-quality research undertaken at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI).

Department:Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type:Fixed term – part time
Job Function:Environment
Work Location:Melbourne – Northern Metro
Closing Date:29-Sep-2022
Salary Range:$103,920 – $125,735
Job Duration:N/A
Attachments:PD – 50945438, SciC Senior Scientist.docx (Word, 172KB)
Job Specification
Contact:Zeb Tonkin
03 8508 2984

Position Details

Are you passionate about understanding and protecting Victoria’s aquatic ecosystems? Do you enjoy building strong relationships in multidisciplinary teams in the environmental water sector? Are you interested in learning from preeminent scientists in this field and emerging technologies? Have you got experience in scientific research and project coordination?

If yes, then this senior science role at the Arthur Rylah Institute may be for you.

The Senior Scientist role requires a broad range of scientific skills and knowledge to lead and support a variety of aquatic projects, including oversight of research for the WetMAP and VEFMAP projects. Both projects monitor the impacts of environmental water on river and wetland health.

If this sounds like you then we offer:

  • An opportunity to influence environmental outcomes
  • A competitive salary
  • A positive team working environment

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A science degree (preferably PhD) with a major in aquatic ecology or equivalent is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in the ecology and threats to ecosystems, their assessment, monitoring, synthesis and analysis; and,
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in leadership and communication.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months. The location for this position is flexible within the Heidelberg region.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

Other relevant information: 

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.





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