Employment Opportunities


Monash University has one position available for a PhD candidate in soil biogeochemistry in coastal soils. Can you please circulate to those who may be interested. Further details can be found in the attached flyer



Based in Brisbane, Beneterra is seeking to recruit a senior  and junior soil scientist - details below. For more information please contact Tony Stapleton  "tony.stapleton@beneterra.com.au


Senior Soil Scientist

BeneTerra seeks an innovative person to lead our land and soil group and ensure that BeneTerra is a leader in the field of land care. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the BeneTerra team providing leadership and guidance on various land and water related projects. He or she will help our team devise and implement solutions to challenges faced by our clients.

The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of:

  • Disturbed land rehabilitation and revegetation planning and reporting
  • Erosion control and mitigation design
  • Field and laboratory sampling and testing programs
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Irrigation related projects
  • Mine land rehabilitation
  • Research activities

The successful candidate will represent BeneTerra in making presentations to a variety of groups including clients, regulators, professional organisations and employees.  The candidate will maintain and develop relationships with key people in industry, rural communities, government and academia.

The position requires some overnight travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related science
  • Preferably holding certifications such as CPSS, CPESC
  • Ability to describe and classify soils as per Australian Soil Classification
  • Knowledgeable in geographic information systems (GIS mapping)
  • Greater than 10 years’ experience in related fields
  • Preferably experienced working in the resources industry
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience


Junior Soil Scientist

BeneTerra is seeking a soil scientist to assist our team with various land related projects. These may involve:

  • Disturbed land rehabilitation
  • Erosion mitigation or control
  • Mine land rehabilitation
  • Wastewater irrigation

The successful candidate will assist in site assessment, soil sampling, data management, mapping and supervision of some field activities.

The position requires some overnight travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of science
  • Qualified to advance toward certification as CPSS and CPESC
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS mapping)
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to describe and classify soils as per Australian Soil Classification

Soil Science Australia


Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields.  It is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences



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J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award


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