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Associate Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 539132
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Science

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and fixed term for 2 years
  • Level A $74,024 - $99,512 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

This role will provide support for predator-related research for Professor Euan Ritchie as part of a DEECA funded project. The appointee will help examine spatial and temporal relationships between predators and prey and environmental features. Your work will include field-based wildlife surveys, analysis of camera data and ecological statistical modelling.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs, with mentorship
  • Engaging collaboratively to participate in novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Communicating outputs, including as part of team
  • Ensuring impact of academic activity on the field and the community
  • Supporting and may lead applications for funding for research and creative activities
  • Participating in intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations
  • Building awareness of industry partners and participates in opportunities for research partnerships
  • Supporting and may lead in applications for external competitive and other funding
  • Co-supervising honours to timely outcomes with productive high-quality outcomes
  • Develop working relationship with mentors and supervisors
  • Developing early career research plan with guidance from mentors and supervisors
  • Adopting a culture of research excellence, innovation and impact
  • Building awareness of relevant industry partners and opportunities for HDRs/ECRs placements

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or other outputs as appropriate to the discipline
  • Ability to make a contribution to communities through research
  • Capacity to contribute to teaching, research and administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Associate Research Fellow (539132).pdf

Applications for this position close on June 9th, 2023.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Regular travel will be required within Victoria, as part of field-based research and liaison with stakeholders and industry partners
  • Manual Drivers Licence 
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Euan Ritchie, Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, via e.ritchie@deakin.edu.au   

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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