Research Fellow


Monash University


Clayton campus, Melbourne, Victoria

Salary etc:

$72,205 - $97,995 p.a. + super, (Level A). Fixed-term, Full-time.


Job No. 634847

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment.

  • Be inspired, every day.
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities.
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions.

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Level A Research Fellow to join the School of Biological Science within the Faculty of Science. In this role, you will report directly to the Chief Investigator

As Level A research-only academic, you will focus on potential interactions between southern hemisphere seabirds and offshore industries, including windfarms. A key focus of this research will be quantifying the distribution of flight heights for a focal suite of southern ocean seabirds. As the successful applicant you will conduct literature reviews, bio-log seabirds and interpret the resulting sensor data to study flight behaviour. This position involves some fieldwork, including a need to work on small vessels. Deliverables are focused on understanding potential for seabird interactions with offshore industries, with outputs including reports to funders and publications in high impact journals.

This position may also involve the creation of a limited amount of research-related material for teaching or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff and occasional contributions to teaching in relation to their research project.

This position is suited to a highly motivated individual who holds a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline or a related field. You will also have experience with the collection, management and analysis of data obtained through the application of bio-logging.

Additionally, the successful candidate will ideally have experience with seabirds in either research and/or field setting or demonstrated capacity to quickly develop the appropriate skills.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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