Senior Research Fellow in Applied Ecology – Cootamundra, Australia

Posted 4 months ago

Reference no: 496342
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Albury-Wodonga
Categories: Academic – Research Only/Fellowship

  • Opportunity to develop a research program spanning different disciplines
  • Develop research partnerships with national and international organisations
  • Take an “ecosystem services” approach to take stock of all resources

The Role

  • Fixed term (up to 5 years) Full Time
  • Level C – AUD $125,300 – AUD $144,318 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga (relocation allowance provided)

The Gulbali Institute creates impactful integrated agriculture, water and environment research, grounded in Charles Sturt’s footprint across the Murray-Darling Basin, but with impact across Australia and globally.

The Institute brings together multidisciplinary teams to undertake research and innovation, focusing on:

  • Agriculture – Optimising farm systems for performance and sustainability
  • Water – Enhancing the health and resilience of freshwater ecosystems
  • Environment – Promoting biodiversity across landscapes

An exciting opportunity exists to undertake and engage in high quality, impactful research in the Gulbali Institute and contribute to developing a research program in applied ecology.

The “Applied Ecology” fellow will be expected to leverage this knowledge and take an “Ecosystem Services” approach to take stock of all resources (for instance fauna, trees, soils, air, water – all living things) and document the range of benefits (or services, sometimes called ecosystem services) that are produced.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field
  • The ability to publish impactful research achievement with global networks
  • Sourced significant amounts of extramural research funding from a range of sources
  • An established track record of supervising and completing higher degree students as both principal and co supervisor
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of Applied Ecology gained through industry and/or scholarly activities
  • Capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Charles Sturt’s work in Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE) has made a strong contribution to our UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) ranking where we are placed 67th overall out of 1406 participating institutions.

Our research in AWE has been targeted for strategic investment, with the University committed to driving research which has impact across Australia and globally. The key pillar of this strategic investment is in the establishment of the Gulbali Institute with particular areas of research excellence in biosecurity, food and wine science, water and fisheries management and environmental stewardship. The Institute focuses on applied research that addresses major global challenges and government, industry, and community strategic imperatives.

Based at the heart of the food bowl of Australia, the Institute works in close collaboration with two commercial farms, one of the largest digital farms in the Southern Hemisphere, a commercial winery and vineyard of the future and a huge range of world class technical and industry standard facilities – clinics, glasshouses, labs and studios – spanning more than 2500 hectares.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Lee Baumgartner | Executive Director, Gulbali Institute | email: |  Ph: +61 2 427 070 056

Closing Date: 11 pm, 21 June 2023

Position Description

Advertised: 23 May 2023 09:00 AM – AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Jun 2023 11:00 PM – AUS Eastern Standard Time

Job Features

Job CategoryTeaching and scientific research

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