Advert ID: 20007864
Wildlife Ecologist (South-west)
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, Perth, WA
~ Advance your career in conservation biology and 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:
In Western Australia, AWC implements a suite of conservation projects in the Kimberley and in south-west WA. In SW WA, AWC manages four wildlife sanctuaries: Karakamia and Paruna, in the Perth hills; Mt Gibson, in the northern wheatbelt; and Faure Island, in Shark Bay. AWC runs a nationally-significant reintroduction program on these sanctuaries, with feral predator-free ‘safe havens’ established on Karakamia, Mt Gibson and Faure Island, currently supporting nine threatened mammal species. In addition, AWC’s SW wildlife sanctuaries are important for conserving a range of native species and their habitats.
The Wildlife Ecologist will play an important role in helping to design, implement, evaluate, and report on AWC’s science program in the south-west. A PhD in ecology or related discipline is essential. Post-graduate experience in conservation biology, applied ecology, ecological monitoring/research, or reintroductions will be highly regarded. In addition to scientific credentials, the successful applicant will require strong leadership, team building and communication skills; the capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders including land managers, government agencies, Indigenous groups, volunteers and the broader science community; and an ability to get jobs done on time and within budget.
Key duties of the Wildlife Ecologist include the following:
This is a good opportunity to join the science program of Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and make a substantive contribution to our nationally significant conservation projects.
The position is based at AWC’s Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary in the Perth hills, WA. No onsite accommodation is available for this role.
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To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries
Dr Michael Smith, Regional Ecologist SW | email: Michael.Smith@australianwildlife.org
How to apply:
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.
Position description - wildlife-ecologist-sw-2021-pdf