Senior Research Officer (Greater Gliders)


The Australian National University


Central Highlands, East Gippsland and Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria

Salary etc:

$88,523 - $92,957 p.a. + 17% Superannuation (ANU Officer Grade 7). Full-time, Continuing Contingent Funded (CCF), 2 years with possibility of extension



  • Be part of an exciting new research program on Greater Gliders and their habitat
  • Work in forest environments across Victoria conducting habitat experiments and surveys of flora and fauna
  • Apply your skills in research design, data collection, and community engagement

Position overview

You will work in the forests of the Central Highlands, East Gippsland and Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria, contributing to an exciting new research project focussing on Greater Glider populations, habitat, conservation and management.

The project will support and inform Victorian Government management plans and actions in relation to Greater Gliders and their habitat. You will plan and conduct empirical field studies and experiments, collect high quality biophysical data, and establish and maintain extensive datasets relating to arboreal mammals, vegetation, habitat elements and microclimate.

You will be involved in data analysis and contribute to publications. You will actively engage with communities, citizen scientists and Traditional Owners to develop partnerships to benefit the research effort and conservation measures for the Greater Glider.

Applications are invited from individuals who love to work outdoors conducting habitat experiments and biodiversity surveys, and who can manage all aspects of field-based research. You will spend the majority of your time working independently in the field across the three research regions.

The Fenner School of Environment & Society is a world-leading centre for cross-disciplinary environmental and sustainability research, education and policy-relevant advice. Through cutting-edge research and insightful analysis, our academic experts create social, economic and environmental impact and deliver real-world solutions to address complex environmental challenges.

The Senior Research Officer reports to Professor David Lindenmayer, and will work closely with project staff within the university, along with external partners in government land management agencies.

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