Research Assistant – Heritage (Newcastle) – 12 month contract.

Biosis Pty Ltd, a leader in ecology and heritage consulting, is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Assistant (Heritage) for 12 months in our Newcastle office.

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

As part of the Newcastle office you will have all of the advantages of living in one of NSW’s premier regional centres with all of the services of a big city but with affordable housing, short commuting times and a relaxed lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of natural environments with a diverse range of clients.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will be working with our consulting team to provide essential logistical, research and administrative support.

 To be considered for this role, candidates must satisfy the following key selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in archaeology.
  • Understanding of field survey, excavation and report writing techniques.
  • Understanding of Commonwealth and State legislation with regard to archaeology.
  • Well organised and a clear proactive communicator.
  • A practical problem solver who can think on their feet.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills.
  • Proficient with technology and experienced in the use of Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • A current manual driver’s license.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS and accounts, an experienced team in ecological assessment and a supportive work culture. We will provide the successful applicant with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance if required, plus a wide range of employment benefits.

This opportunity will develop your knowledge within the archaeological consulting industry whilst supporting our NSW heritage team.

Position Description

We will offer a competitive salary commensurate with the level of experience of the successful applicant.

For a confidential discussion regarding your interest in the position, please call Nathan Garvey (Resource Group Manager, Newcastle) on 0427 505 324.

How to apply:

Applications should be addressed to Catherine Millar (Human Resources) at

Please include the following with your application:

  • Your contact details (postal address and contact phone number).
  • A current resume with at least two referees.
  • A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, with examples that clearly demonstrate your achievements in relation to each criterion (half to full page for each response).

Applications will close at 5pm on 19 June 2017

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.