First listed on: 17 April 2024

Senior Zoologist - Subterranean Fauna


Perth based, owned and operated, Biologic has an experienced and passionate in- house team of over 100 scientists and is one of the largest environmental consultants in the country. Renowned as a future thinking biodiversity company, we strive for innovation and apply industry leading practices to deliver a complete range of biodiversity services, including biological surveys, monitoring, genetic studies, restoration, and impact assessment service.  We are passionate about our people and ensure that the expertise of each of our specialists’ shines through in every project we deliver. 

The Team

Biologic is based East Perth and has one of the largest teams specialising in Subterranean Fauna in WA. The team consists of a mix of highly experienced zoologists, as well as hardworking developing zoologists. We pride ourselves on innovation and collaboration, employing the latest science to investigate unique and complex problems. Specimen identifications are conducted by our experienced taxonomists and molecular analysis is conducted by our in-house Molecular Team. 

We conduct a wide range of surveys, from large multi team baselines to smaller targeted surveys and conservation significant species monitoring surveys using eDNA. We have a comprehensive pipeline of exciting current and upcoming projects with a variety of clients. We have several ongoing research projects, collaborating with experts and universities. 

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a permanent (full or part time) Senior Zoologist (Subterranean Fauna) with specific subterranean fauna experience (consulting experience is desirable). This position is fully flexible with the ability to work from home, remotely or from the office, with field work incorporated. Biologic also provides the opportunity to work across other ecological disciplines, including but not limited to terrestrial invertebrates (including SRE) and aquatic ecology. This is an opportunity to work with a respected and knowledgeable team as well as being responsible for:

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading subterranean fauna field surveys, in accordance with client specific HSE requirements and current EPA guidelines in a range of remote environments across WA 
  • Data analysis and interpretation to prepare clear and concise technical reports.
  • Plan surveys, prepare proposals, costings and budgets.
  • Guide and mentor up and coming zoologists and collaborate with senior zoologists.

What you’ll bring

  • We are interested in a passionate candidate that can manage projects, lead field surveys, write technical reports and mentor junior staff
  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications in zoology, biological or environmental science, or other relevant degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting subterranean fauna field surveys, ideally with an environmental consultancy.
  • Ability to conduct field surveys in remote locations.
  • Subterranean fauna report writing experience, in accordance with current EPA guidance. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with developed technical report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Current WA drivers’ licence and four-wheel drive experience.


  • Taxonomic experience in subterranean fauna groups is ideal, however any invertebrate taxonomic experience is desirable.
  • Project management and budget tracking experience. 
  • BHP S26 Supervisor Certification.

What we will offer 

We promote professional passion and focus on career development through ongoing career conversations, generous opportunities for training and industry group involvement. We provide our team with a career pathway from Graduate through to Principal Environmental Consultant, with numerous entry points. Our team includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in industry who are available to coach and mentor as part of our talent growth program. 

We are flexible. Genuine flexible working arrangements. We ensure all members of our team can create a working arrangement that can adapt to personal, professional and family needs. 

We are supportive. You will not be left to find your way alone. Our HSE, mobilisation and office culture teams are here to support you. We are proud of our women’s leadership group, and we provide a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family. 

We will invest in you. For us this is an essential, not an option. Your career path is important, and we are willing to invest in it with training, mentoring and personal development opportunities. 

We are social. Our office culture is friendly and casual. Our employees are empowered to connect. Connection is the key that ensures our team feels engaged at work. We hold regular social events both as a company and within our specialist teams.

We are safe. The safety and welfare of our team is our highest priority, both physically and mentally, in the field and in the office. We invest in training and support to make sure our team understands the importance of safety and are confident to speak up and look out for each other.  

We are innovative. We don’t just talk about positive change. We’ve manifested our commitment to biodiversity in our first biodiverse carbon project, located in Gidgegannup, Western Australia. It’s time for action. Partnering with Biologic is a tangible investment in natural assets — and a step towards a biodiverse, low carbon, nature positive future. 

Benefits include:

  • Never-ending opportunities! Get involved in existing projects or talk to us about your passions.
  • TIL, field allowance & family friendly initiatives. 
  • Yoga, Pilates and gym membership within walking distance to office 
  • Our molecular lab, herbarium and spatial modelling team are at the forefront of new developments in our industry. 
  • Opportunity to get involved in our new land restoration venture. 
  • An opportunity to join a close-knit team who are passionate about ecology, science and innovation.
  • Our innovation and research delivery keeps us at the cutting edge of the biodiversity industry.

Diverse & inclusive workplace

  • If you’re looking to re-enter the workforce, we would love to hear from you! 
  • We are an equal opportunity employer, supporting healing country and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We encourage everyone of all backgrounds to apply. 
  • Relocation allowance available for interstate employees.

To apply, please click apply now with your CV summarising your relevant skills and experience.

For further information regarding the opportunity please contact Tara Cameron, People and Culture Lead at

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