Level A/B Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Wildlife Forensics (ARC Laureate Program)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jan 2024

Job no:513077
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide
Categories:Level A, Level B, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Level A ($75,888- $102,040); Level B ($107,276 - $126,894) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

*Fixed term 3-year position

*Exciting opportunity to work for the ARC Industry Laureate Fellowship (‘Combatting Wildlife Crime and Preventing Environmental Harm), at the University of Adelaide.

*Plus the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) at the Australian Museum Research Institute.

*The candidate will be expected to be primarily based at the ACWG in Sydney, Australia.

To be successful you will need (please refer to full criteria for each level)

Level A

  • PhD in molecular ecology or forensic biology, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated research ability (experimental design, laboratory work, data analysis and publication) that supports applied research in wildlife forensic science, particularly in zoology, population/conservation genetics, phylogenetics, or forensic biology.
  • Record of research achievements as evidenced by publications and conference presentations.

Level B

  • PhD in molecular ecology or forensic biology, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated research ability (experimental design, laboratory work, data analysis and publication) that supports applied research in wildlife forensic science, particularly in zoology, population/conservation genetics, phylogenetics, or forensic biology.
  • Strong track record of research achievements as evidenced by publications and conference presentations and the ability to attract and supervise postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to win research funding in a competitive environment.

*This position (at Level A/B) requires a valid National Police Check.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm (AEST) Sunday 28 January 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Please find a document link to the Brochure covering all 5 Laureate roles being recruited:

 ARC Laureate Recruitment Campaign_Final.pdf

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Phill Cassey
ARC Laureate Program
School of Biological Sciences
M: +61 468 717 403
P: +61 (8) 8313 4042
E: [email protected]

You'll find the full selection criteria for Level A and B below. (If no links appear, please try viewing on another device)

 Wildlife Forensics Post Doc Researcher Level A 231113.docx

 Wildlife Forensics Post Doc Researcher Level B 231113.docx

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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