Future Earth Australia, a project of The Australian Academy of Science, is seeking a motivated and experienced Policy and Research Officer to contribute to the next phase of Future Earth Australia (www.futureearth.org.au)
The Australian Academy of Science is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established by Royal Charter in 1954. The Academy has an elected Fellowship of over 530 leading Australian scientists. The Academy celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice. This position is part of a Secretariat of around 80 people who work as a team to support activities undertaken by the Academy.
Future Earth is an international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformation to a sustainable world. It has subsumed three existing international research organizations addressing global change: IGBP, IHDP, and Diversitas, and is supported by a fourth, WCRP. Over 10,000 scientists are working in Future Earth projects with increasing involvement from other fields of knowledge, especially the humanities, arts and traditional knowledge. A key aim of Future Earth is to achieve greater integration of these diverse forms of knowledge to address the most challenging problems facing humanity—securing a decent quality of life for all while maintaining the natural systems of the planet in good order for future generations.
Conditions: Appointment will be full time for 12 months, with contract renewal subject to funding.
The full time salary package to be offered, depending on experience and qualifications, within an Academy classification is:
|Academy Classification||Base Salary||Superannuation at 17%||Package|
In addition to the 9.5% Superannuation Guarantee, the Academy pays an additional 7.5% contribution to superannuation (for a total of 17%). Alternatively, employees may choose to take the additional 7.5% as base salary. Conditions include flexible working hours, an employee assistance program, options to salary sacrifice, annual leave loading and paid Christmas holiday stand down.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ian Potter House, 9 Gordon Street, Acton, Canberra.
Applications for the position must include a Cover Letter, a Statement of Claims against each of the Selection Criteria and a Resume.
Applications should be forwarded by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5.00pm AEDT on Monday, 24 June 2019.
Further information on the position is available from:
Tayanah O’Donnell – Director Future Earth Australia
Email: email@example.com (Ph: 02 6201 9465)
Position title: Research and Policy Officer, Future Earth Australia
Department: Science Policy
Responsible to: Director - Future Earth Australia
Responsible for: Nil
Hours: Full time, 7.5 hours daily
Tenure: 12 month contract, subject to funding
Date reviewed: 6 June 2019
The Australian Academy of Science is an equal opportunity employer. Candidate applications from a range of diverse and inclusive groups of the community including applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
© 2019 Australian Academy of Science