Faculty of Science
School of Biological Sciences
NESP Northern Australia Hub
- 2.5 year appointment
- Salary range: Level A $67,352 - $91,397 p.a.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.
The School of Biological Sciences offers exciting coursework and research opportunities in animals and plants in the specific areas of ecology and conservation, evolutionary biology, neuroscience and science communication. The Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub is doing research to support sustainable development in northern Australia. Research is delivering new knowledge, tools and partnerships, and is organised around a number of issues-driven, regional case studies. These have been selected to ensure coverage of a wide range of issues and to ensure that the Hub operates across contrasting land uses and land tenures. The Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub is one of six hubs in the National Environmental Science Programme.
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Chief Investigator, the successful appointee will liaise frequently with members of other NESP Fitzroy River projects being run by partner institutions (e.g. Griffith University, CSIRO). Funded by the National Environmental Science Program through the NERP Hub, this position will work within work within collaborative research teams focussed on studying the links between land management and river health in northern Australia. Research will be undertaken in the Fitzroy River, Kimberley region, and Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.
This research will assist land managers to understand and manage the impacts of land management activities, particularly water extraction and fire management, on the ecology and function of riparian vegetation.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
- PhD in plant ecology with experience in ecological field research on riparian ecology, fire ecology or environmental water requirements
- Experience in modern statistical and modelling tools
- Track record of publication in high quality peer reviewed journals
- Highly developed and effective interpersonal and communication skills
- Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
Previous experience working in a remote/harsh field conditions, including off-road driving and plant identification skills will be highly considered.
Closing date: Sunday 7 May 2017
This position is open to international applicants.
Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.
Please see the position description prior to applying: 316338.pdf
- UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
- The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.
Advertised:21 Mar 2017 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:07 May 2017 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time
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