Research Fellow, Socioecological Science

CBD & Inner Suburbs
Science & Technology
Environmental, Earth & Geosciences
$98174 - $116584 p.a. + Attractive package
Posted 26d ago

About the opportunity
We are currently looking for a Research Fellow to conduct research activities within the Australian Rivers Institute and the Coastal and Marine Research Centre.

The Research Fellow will work on the project "Prioritization of Mangrove Conservation and Restoration incorporating future Climate Change Impacts" with partners in the World Wildlife Fund US Ocean Conservation Program and globally. They will develop datasets of the social, governance, and ecological drivers of mangrove conservation success, both through data compilation and leading working groups with international stakeholders. The Research Fellow will use these datasets to study the drivers of mangrove conservation success and apply them to inform on-ground conservation activities of the project's partners.

As a Research Fellow you may also be asked to provide assistance to other projects, including PhD, Masters and Honours student projects. The Research Fellow will be required to attend international meetings online after hours as time zones of international collaborators require.

This is a fixed term (until 31 May 2024), full time position based at the Nathan campus and it is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role. Further, you may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises, which the University currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services.

About you
To be successful within this role, you will hold a PhD in environmental science or environmental social science.

Salary range
Base Salary $98,174 - $116,584 per annum plus salary package including 17% employer superannuation.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights.

What Griffith University offers
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Dr Chris Brown, Senior Lecturer, School of Environment and Science on +61 (0) 7 373 59268 or

For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further, please contact Joshua Long, Talent Management Partner (First Peoples) on (07) 3735 5403 or

Closing date: Friday, 10 December 2021 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CVs sent directly to hiring managers.

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