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Title:

Postdoctoral / Research Fellow - Farm Biodiversity Certification / Stewardship Scheme

Advertiser:

Australian National University

Location:

Canberra, ACT

Salary etc:

$80,439 - $113,165 p.a. + plus 17% super (Academic Level A/B). Full time, Fixed Term (24 months).

  • Be part of an innovative project that supports farmers and the environment
  • Work with a highly productive and innovative research team
  • Build your skills in environmental research, stakeholder engagement and informing policy

Position Overview

You will provide research and advice to support the development and implementation of an Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme and Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program under the Government's Agriculture Stewardship Package.

The successful applicant will: (a) identify management actions and develop processes for securing desired biodiversity-related benefits on agricultural land; (b) develop methods and processes to efficiently assess condition, and change in condition, of native vegetation and biodiversity on agricultural land; and (c) pilot these methods on farms in Australia.

The work will facilitate the design and implementation of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme and Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program, and revolutionise the cost-effectiveness of environmental stewardship, offset and certification programs. There will be a strong emphasis on publishing the findings in peer-reviewed academic papers.

In the latest World University Rankings, The Australian National University was the top-ranked institution in Australia for environmental research. The Fenner School of Environment & Society has a large, dynamic community of academic staff and postgraduate students who are provided with high quality office facilities, computer and statistical support, and access to field equipment, laboratory facilities and a fleet of 4WD vehicles.

Academic staff are encouraged to collaborate widely and attend national and international conferences. The ANU College of Science has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

How to apply:

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Date published:

02-Nov-2020

Closing date:

27-Nov-2020




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