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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package:  $70,107 - $88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term, 2.5 years

The Postdoctoral Fellow will drive the development of a next-generation biodiversity informatics platform for integrated analyses and visualisation of environmental and species data (occurrences, sequences, and phenotypes) in a phylogenetic context. The position is part of the dynamic Centre for Biodiversity Analysis and is jointly funded by ANU-CSIRO Centre for Biodiversity Analysis and CSIRO’s Environomics FSP

The appointee will work closely with scientists in CSIRO and ANU and staff at the Atlas of Living Australia to create a platform for analysis, modelling, and visualisation of data that would enable assessments of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional diversity across time and space, and to assess the evolution of species traits and distributions.

Development of test cases would require the appointee to obtain, evaluate, and collate datasets and use them to develop and demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. Experience in phylogenetics, comparative methods, biogeography, and phylogeography is required, as is evidence of ability to conduct and publish high quality research.

ANU offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary packaging arrangements, which include on campus childcare.

ANU is an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).  

For any enquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Craig Moritz E:

Dr Sarah Mathews, CSIRO can also be contacted via E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


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