Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow – Island restoration


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Research Fellow – Island restoration

Job No.: 663203

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world-class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Attention researchers! An exciting opportunity awaits you to join the REC lab within the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. The REC lab has a particular focus on island conservation, and is led by Associate Professor Rohan Clarke. The School of Biological Sciences, within the Faculty of Science is renowned worldwide for its excellence in research and education. Our areas of expertise include conservation biology and ecology, evolutionary biology, as well as genetics and genomics.

    The successful candidate will take a lead role in the ecological restoration of Phillip Island, in the Norfolk Island group, south-western Pacific. The program seeks to implement a science-led approach to identify and improve strategies for soil stabilization, weed management and revegetation using native plants. The Research fellow will work closely with our agency and industry partners in this role that spans both restoration science and on- ground project implementation. Program success includes both the development and implementation of the program, and publication of scientific findings. Ultimately this research seeks to enhance the status of Phillip Island as an island refuge for plants and animals, and improve the regional resilience of threatened species populations, whilst serving as an exemplar for further island restoration activities.

    The position will work closely with the project management team, including project-specific research assistants and agency partners.

    The applicant should have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline or a closely related field. These fields include, but are not limited to, island restoration, revegetation, pest plant management, ecology, and conservation biology.
  • Enjoy an outstanding supportive environment

    The School of Biological Sciences and Monash University is committed to creating an inclusive culture in which diversity is embraced. It offers flexible working arrangements, generous parental leave provisions and support for parents and carers, Employee Assistance, and health care services on campus. You can view the range of attractive employee benefits here. There are a range of career development, leadership opportunities and mentoring opportunities. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset.

    Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits including a competitive salary (including 17% superannuation), possible visa, travel and relocation support for international or interstate candidates and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Be part of our story. Work with us to#ChangeIt.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    To Apply

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Associate Professor Rohan Clarke, Head of the Research-Ecology-Conservation (REC) Lab, School of Biological Sciences +61 3 9905 1968

    Position Description

    Research Fellow – Island restoration

    Closing Date

    Thursday 2 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    Research Fellow – Island restoration


    Monash University




    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 02, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

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    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

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    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

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    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


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