Advert ID: 20007809
Wildlife Ecologist (South-east)
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
On AWC's Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary, SA, or as agreed
~ Advance your career in conservation biology & applied ecology ~
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission- to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats- is achieved by:
AWC implements conservation and land management on five wildlife sanctuaries in south-east Australia: Newhaven in the Northern Territory, and Kalamurina, Buckaringa, Dakalanta and Yookamurra in South Australia. Additionally, AWC has partnered with local landholders and conservation groups in a project to protect threatened species on Kangaroo Island (SA). Further partnership projects are planned in the region.
AWC is seeking a highly motivated Wildlife Ecologist to join our team of ecologists responsible for implementing AWC’s science program in South-east Australia. A particular focus of this position will be managing our program at Yookamurra, a 5000 ha wildlife sanctuary in the Murray Mallee, supporting a number of threatened mammal populations in an 1100 ha fenced feral predator-free area. A PhD in ecology or a related field is essential for appointment to the Wildlife Ecologist position (consideration will be given to appointment at the Senior Field Ecologist level for candidates without a PhD but substantial relevant experience in conservation). The successful applicant will have the capacity to design, implement, interpret and communicate ecological surveys and research projects, and should have demonstrated capacity to lead a small team of ecologists in the field.
Key duties of the Wildlife Ecologist include:
This is a great opportunity to join the science program of Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and to make a strong contribution to our nationally-significant applied ecology program.
How to apply:View details
To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/
Helen Crisp, Regional Ecologist SE | email: Helen.Crisp@australianwildlife.org
How to apply:
To submit an application, click 'APPLY NOW' on this NRMJobs ad. You will be redirected to AWC's career page to complete an application form.
Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or attached. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: Friday 30th April 2021