Research Fellow (Centre for Applied Water Sciences)

University of Canberra

Canberra, ACT, AU

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Research Fellow (Academic Level A) to work with a collaborative team of researchers from the Centre for Applied Water Sciences, University of Canberra. We are particularly interested in candidates with proven experience and ability to conduct advanced data analysis and hypothesis testing using ecological or ecotoxicological datasets, including with multivariate datasets. To be successful in this role, you will be an effective communicator with the ability to prepare and edit articles for submission to peer review journals, ideally in the subject area of freshwater ecology or ecotoxicology. The position does not require the candidate to work from Canberra (i.e. position can be held remotely) provided the candidate can demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills.

This position will be suitable for an early career Research Fellow or an experienced Research Masters’ degree graduate with extensive research experience.

The University of Canberra (UC) is a dynamic university with great ambition, partnering with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The University’s success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

The Faculty of Science and Technology drives the University’s renewed focus on the science and technology disciplines to produce courses that meet the rapidly changing demands of the job market. The Faculty leads world class environmental science research through the Centre for Applied Water Sciences (CAWS) and Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genetics (CEEG), which together form the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE). Research in the Faculty is distinctive because of its ability to combine interdisciplinary expertise with a culture of external engagement to carry out innovative solutions focused science and technology. 

This is a full-time fixed term opportunity for six months with a commencement date of as soon as possible.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific questions:  please contact Associate Professor Ben Kefford via email [email protected]

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 6 September 2020

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