The Research Fellow supports the Melbourne Waterways Research-Practice Partnership, a collaboration between the University of Melbourne (Waterway Ecosystem Research Group) and Melbourne Water, providing applied research and planning to improve waterway management. The role contributes directly to Partnership research and Melbourne Water‘s Waterways and Biodiversity Team portfolios, leading the translation of Partnership research into outcomes at Melbourne Water through developing and applying tools, policies and systems to support Healthy Waterways Strategy implementation, monitoring, adaptive improvement and reporting. Quantitative analysis, interpretation and decision support will be a key focus of this role. The role will be based both at the Burnley Campus of the University of Melbourne (5 days/fortnight) and at Melbourne Water (5 days/fortnight).
The University of Melbourne values diversity and inclusion and we welcome qualified applicants of all backgrounds and identities.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Minimum of Masters by Research, and preferred PhD or awaiting results of Phd examination or conferral of PhD or equivalent in botany, ecology, environmental science and management or a related field
Skills and Experience required to fulfil the position:
- Strong skills in critical thinking and quantitative analysis with demonstrated experience in working with real-world data and statistical analysis/modelling (using programming languages such as R or equivalent)
- Well-developed interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills (including technical reports and scientific publications)
- The ability to work both in research and an industry/government environment, to contribute in a team environment to improve processes, respond to various demands and manage multiple activities simultaneously to meet objectives and timelines
- The ability to coordinate elements of projects that involve Melbourne Water employees and key researchers across a range of disciplines
- Demonstrated project management skills and experience, and possession of a current Victorian drivers licence or eligibility to obtain one