Postdoctoral Research Officer

La Trobe University


August 18, 2021


Postdoctoral Research Officer

Job No.: 561574

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time, 3-year fixed term position
  • Located at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus, working closely with the Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future (SAEF) program (head office at Monash University) and the Australian Antarctic Division (Hobart), and opportunity to work with the GEO BON community (https://
  • $69,983 - $93,750 per annum + up to 17% superannuation
  • About La Trobe

    La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

    SAEF is an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative to strengthen Antarctic science, policy and governance at a time of rapid environmental and geopolitical change - https: // The Australia- based research program will produce transformative insights about the structure, function, drivers and future of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. Outcomes will inform spatiotemporal planning for conservation and will provide a scientific basis for leading environmental stewardship.

    Skills & Experience

    The successful candidate will have an excellent publication record, significant biodiversity modelling skills, knowledge of and experience with biodiversity informatics and big data handling, evidence of successful, self- led collaboration, and have an interest in the Antarctic. A background in Antarctic science is not a requirement.

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

    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.


    Please click on this link for a full list of Benefitshttps:// www.

    How to apply

    Closing date: Wednesday 18th August 2021 @ 11.55pm

    Position Enquiries: Professor Melodie McGeoch Email:

    HR/Recruitment Enquiries: :

    Position Description below:

    Level A Research Only Position Description.SAEF Postdoc (1).pdf

    Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

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

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • 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.

    La Trobe Cultural Qualities: We are Accountable , We are Connected , We are Innovative , We Care

    La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

    La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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