ARI Science Leader

• Are you a leader?

• Do you have demonstrated experience in applied ecology?

• Do you have exceptional communication skills

Exciting opportunity to utilize your excellent collaboration and stakeholder management skills and the ability to lead by example in the ARI Senior Leadership Team.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciD
Work Location: Heidelberg
Reference: VG/50936112
Closing Date: 09-Apr-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: Science Leader Science D PD PN 50936112 - Feb 2020 for advertisement v2.pdf (PDF, 142KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kim Lowe
03 9450 8600

Position Details

The Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) undertakes world-class, applied ecological research which supports and guides sustainable ecological policy and management to ensure healthy, resilient ecosystems.  ARI is building new additional capability in Behaviour Change Science and in working with Traditional Owners as a contribution to achieving the goals of Biodiversity 2037 – Victoria's Biodiversity Strategy.

ARI is looking for candidates who will lead development and support of best quality science and contemporary science practice within a world-class government research institute.

The Science Leader holds a key science leadership position in a dynamic and challenging area of biodiversity research. The Science Leader is accountable for driving improvement in the quality of science practice across the Institute as a collaborative effort with all staff and leaders.

The role will have experience and capability in high quality ecological research, particularly in its application
to conservation of biodiversity. They will have well developed teamwork skills and will enjoy working in a collaborative environment.  The position requires strong academic knowledge with a sound understanding of best practice research processes and techniques.

Specialist/Technical Expertise:

A PhD and postdoctoral experience in applied ecology is mandatory.

  • Demonstrated significant experience in research conduct, management, facilitation and contribution to multi-disciplinary research teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in improving the quality of science across a range of researchers.
  • Experience in research partnerships between government and academia.
  • Experience in co-generation and/or research translation / implementation science.
  • Demonstrated peer reviewed publications and academic output.
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to engage and communicate with a broad range of stakeholder to develop, deliver and translate complex applied research to have impact with end users and their programs.

This is a fixed term position available for 3 years.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

DELWP will conduct relevant and required checks about applicants and the information provided with an application.  Such checks will include but are not limited to:

  • A Statutory Declaration and Consent form consenting to DELWP contacting current and previous employer(s) to substantiate employment history, past conduct and performance is required.
  • A satisfactory National Police Check will be required (for all non-DELWP employees).

Applications close at midnight Thursday 9 April 2020.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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