Department for Environment and Water

Research Leader (Botanist) (BB-666D6)

Found in: Neuvoo AU



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Aboutthe Branch:

TheBotanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH) is formed under theauspices of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Act(1978). The Botanic Gardens have established living collections ofplants exhibiting botanical diversity and the State Herbarium is ascientific collection of more than 1 million plant specimens fromSouth Australia and globally, housed in the Historic Building, theOld Tram Barn, on the grounds of the Adelaide BotanicGardens.

Themission for the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium is to‘build an understanding and appreciation of the botanicalworld’ providing life-long experiences acrossgenerations.

About the Role:

The ResearchLeader (Botanist) is a part time position responsible forsupporting delivery of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbariums(BGSH) Science and Conservation agenda. A central function of therole will be to identify and prepare collaborative funding bids andgrant applications to expand and support BGSH and South Australianpriority outcomes, and will be expected to co-develop integratedand high quality evidence based outputs that support the Scienceand Conservation programme botanists and Senior LeadershipTeam.

To besuccessful in this position you must be able to demonstrate thatyou possess in-depth current knowledge and have a sound grasp ofall relevant aspects of taxonomic research and preparingappropriate grant applications and maintain up to date and soundknowledge of the functioning of native plant populations andcommunities and South Australian taxonomy.

Special Conditions:

  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • May be required to undertake intra or interstate travel and work outside of the normal hours of work.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain an NPC.
  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.

  • Qualifications:

    Tertiary orpost graduate qualification in Environment, Biological or BotanicalScience or similar is essential.


    This is apart-time position which will be offered at 0.6FTE (22.5 hours perweek) up to 30 June 2022.

    PO4 - $104,296 min - $113,505 max per annumpro rata.

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