Senior Research Fellow in Freshwater Ecosystems

La Trobe University

Albury–Wodonga, Australia 🇦🇺

Job No.: 565313

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time
  • 3 years Fixed Term role
  • Located at Albury-Wodonga
  • $122,297 – $140,478 + 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

The successful applicant will have outstanding quantitative and analytical skills and a strong track record of conducting applied research to understand the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems in space and time, either from a structural or functional (process) perspective, demonstrated capacity for system-scale thinking, contributing to problem-solving approaches, and experience working collaboratively as part of a broader team will all be essential.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Experience in quantitative modelling and or data analytics, including the capacity to integrate large datasets from a range of sources and of uneven quality.
  • Experience in the use of R Statistical Computing Environment (other languages advantageous).
  • Experience in using spatial/remote sensing data, either to directly support analyses or help in translation and scaling up of empirical site/based research
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a range of industry partners locally and/or nationally.

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 Senior Research Fellow, CFE.pdf

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

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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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