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Research Lead


Sustainable Timber Tasmania


Hobart (or any other STT location), Tasmania

Salary etc:

$90,000 - $115,000 p.a. + super. Permanent, Full-time.



About Us

Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) is Tasmania's public forest manager, and managing the forest respectfully, innovatively and sustainably is at the heart of everything we do - our work is about more than making our forests productive, we're here to keep them healthy and thriving.

We are proud to be recognised as a Tasmanian Employer of Choice. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and are a workplace where people feel they are treated fairly and with respect. We encourage suitably qualified applicants of all ages, abilities, genders, cultures and linguistic backgrounds including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Our Values:

Respect we create safe places.

Responsibility we take ownership.

Growth we create sustainable value.

Excellence we make it happen.

About the role

Research is essential for providing the knowledge and understanding needed to make informed decisions about how to manage forests sustainably, while identifying new technologies and innovative solutions to support their long-term sustainability and resilience through adaptive forest management. STT recognises the importance of scientific rigor in developing effective conservation and biodiversity outcomes, meeting the demands of society, ensuring sustainable practices in forest harvesting, and improving operational efficiency.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Lead to join our team. The Research Lead will Support the effective management of STT's research, development, extension and innovation program. This position initiates and manages projects which introduce new technologies, processes and systems to the STT business with a focus on products, practices and services to enhance sustainable forest management.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

This role is based in our Hobart office (Bathurst Street), but could be located at any STT location by negotiation with the successful applicant. There will be some intrastate travel involved with the role.

About you

Importantly, as the Research Lead you will have:

  • Post graduate qualification in a forestry or a related field or demonstrated experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in implementing business objectives, operational and business strategies.
  • Highly developed written communication skills and demonstrated experience in drafting high-level strategic documents and plans to write technical reports in a way that makes the information accessible to a non-scientific audience.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, alongside the ability to influence and educate others.
  • An innovative self-starter approach with demonstrated project management skills in research and innovation with a proven track record of working successfully to achieve goals.

Have a look at the position description but remember that, whilst it outlines the responsibilities and expectations of the role considered key to success, it is intended as a supplement to the recruitment process.

What's on offer:

  • A permanent, full-time position.
  • Salary between $90-$115K + 11% Superannuation.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Variety of work and autonomy.

Plus, our employees overwhelmingly agree that STT is:

  • A workplace where you are treated with respect.
  • An organisation that is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion.

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