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Research Assistant (Orchid Conservation) (RBGV 3.1)

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Job Ref:  VG/421956A
Employer:  Department of Environment and Primary Industries (VIC)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)
20/07/2018

The Research Assistant (Orchid Conservation) is responsible for supporting the research priorities of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria by contributing to the functioning of the laboratories and other workspaces, and the conservation of threatened Australian terrestrial orchid species being managed under Federal Recovery Plans, to the standard generally accepted in the scientific community.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)


  • Exciting chance to work in one of Australia's leading conservation programs


  • Fixed Task 2 year role


  • Laboratory and Fieldwork opportunity


  • Drivers licence required


  • Cranbourne Location

 

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with plant collections from around the world, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a contemporary landscape and conservation area dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for conservation research, community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism.

In this role you will be responsible for supporting the research priorities of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Orchid Conservation Program by contributing to threatened orchid conservation research across a variety of areas including mycorrhizal ecology, propagation, pollination ecology and re-introductions to the standard generally accepted in the scientific community. You will also contribute to the functioning of the laboratories and other workspaces.

To be a successful candidate for this position you will have demonstrated experience in providing high quality research support in a biological sciences research environment, sound knowledge of data analysis using standard software packages relevant to the field of research and a demonstrated ability to write for scientific publications and refereed journals

The ideal candidate will also hold an Honours or Master's degree in Science with several years technical experience.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please refer to the position description for more detail and our Orchid Conservation Program website https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/science/projects/orchid-conservation

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by COB 21/09/18

Enquiries can be directed by email to Dr Noushka Reiter at noushka.reiter@rbg.vic.gov.au.

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