Research Officer (Environmental or Ecological Modeller)

La Trobe University

Albury–Wodonga, Australia 🇦🇺

Job No.: 565314

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time
  • 3 years Fixed Term role
  • Located at Albury-Wodonga
  • LEVEL A – $71,383 – $95,625 + 17% superannuation 
  • LEVEL B – $100,480 – $118,659 + 17% superannuation

The Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems is located within the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment (SABE) at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus, and combines expertise in hydrology, ecology and the social sciences to undertake both basic and applied research relevant to the management of aquatic ecosystems.

About the position

We are seeking a highly capable environmental or ecological modeller to contribute to several new projects, including two funded under the ARC Linkage Scheme and NESP Resilient Landscapes Hub. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and high performing team within the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) working on modelling the impacts of hydro-climatic variability and change on the distribution and population dynamics of freshwater biota.

As a Level A/B research-only academic, the successful applicant will be expected to undertake research either independently or as part of a team involving the utilisation, manipulation and production of large ecological datasets, including ecological survey data and spatial information (GIS) layers.  The use of the R statistical environment for data wrangling, analysis and visualization will be an essential skill in this position

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently.
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours PhD or equivalent qualifications or have research experience in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate large datasets from a range of sources and of uneven quality.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Sunday 15th January 2023

Position Enquiries:  Rachel Gorman via email

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

Download File PD, Level A, CFE.pdf

Download File PD Level B, Research Fellow, CFE.pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;

Please scroll down to apply.

Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Closing Date:15/1/2023





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