Research Assistant – Ecology, Melbourne.

Biosis is looking to appoint an ambitious Research Assistant – Ecology to join our ecology team in Melbourne. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career ecologist with an interest and skills in ecology, botany and zoology. You will join a leading consultancy that provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.   

This is a full time 6 month contract position, with the opportunity to extend for the right candidate.

Working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, you will become an integral member of the ecology team in Victoria, a key contributor to existing and future projects throughout Victoria, and a driver for the development of our ecological capabilities in the region.

Biosis employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team of aquatic ecologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, environmental planners and GIS operators.  We have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

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

Our Research Assistant – Ecology role is suited to a highly motivated environmental professional with an interest in developing knowledge of applied botany or zoology. We provide dedicated professional development opportunities that allow you to grow towards a rewarding career at our consultancy. The Research Assistant – Ecology works closely within a team of specialist senior consultants in our Victorian ecology team to provide essential logistical, research and administrative support. Duties include undertaking field survey preparation and activities and preparing proposals and technical advisory reports.

To be considered for this role, please address the following selection criteria in your cover letter:

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, ecology, botany or zoology.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and completing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written communication skills, such as formal report and proposal writing.
  • Strong organisational skills including being able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • High attention to detail and competence with database management and administrative processes.
  • South-Eastern Australian flora and/or fauna identification skills.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant Commonwealth and state legislation.
  • Experience with ecological field surveys and logistics.
  • Competency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, or similar software packages.
  • A current manual driver’s licence.
  • Australian citizenship or residency, or a valid work permit.

Biosis offers the security of an established consultancy with a supportive and vibrant work culture, and business support services in WHS, administration and finance. We provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base salary plus super. Our ecology team works collaboratively across the company and you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a range of industry experts.

As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Professional development program, including a professional development allowance
  • Employee reward and recognition program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Mentorship and development program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social activities
  • Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

For more information, contact Louise Reardon on 03 8686 4884. 

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 16 November 2020.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.