Research Assistant (Ecology) – 12 month contract.

Biosis are looking to appoint a Research Assistant (Ecology) to join our team in Melbourne.  Working closely with a multi-disciplined team of professionals, you will be expected to become an integral member of the ecology team in Melbourne and be a key contributor to various existing and future projects throughout Victoria.

Biosis has undertaken many ecological and cultural heritage projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team that includes Aquatic Ecologists, Archaeologists, Botanists, Environmental Planners, GIS Operators and Zoologists.  We have offices in Melbourne, Albury, Ballarat, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

Our Melbourne office is located close to the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport.  We are a very short walk from the North Port Tram Stop. This provides access to all the services of Melbourne without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Research Assistant (Ecology), Melbourne

Biosis is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Research Assistant (Ecology). The position will involve working closely with our consulting team to provide essential logistical, research and administrative support. Additional duties will include assisting with field surveys and the preparation of technical consulting reports and proposals.

To be considered for this role, you will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • High attention to detail and competence with database management and administrative duties.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and completing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Well organised with a proven ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
  • An understanding of ecology with basic knowledge of relevant Commonwealth and State legislation.
  • Experience with ecology field surveys and logistics.
  • Sound report writing skills.
  • A current manual driver’s license is a must along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, an experienced team in flora and fauna assessment and a supportive work culture.  We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance, plus a wide range of employment benefits. As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits.  Some of these benefits include:

  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Mentoring and Training Program.
  • Study Assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Social Activities.
  • Internal Job Opportunities throughout Australia.

This is a 12 month contract position with the potential to become permanent. This opportunity is best suited to individuals with a passion for ecology that are looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Katrina Sofo on 0419 348 575.  To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to:  Katrina Sofo, Team Leader – Ecology. ksofo@biosis.com.au

Position Description

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 18 September 2017

 Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.