Zoologist (Mid-Level/Senior)


Spectrum Ecology & Spatial


Leederville, Perth, WA

About the business and the role

Spectrum Ecology & Spatial is a Perth-based environmental consultancy built on innovation, scientific rigour, and quality service. We offer a comprehensive suite of capabilities in the fields of ecology, botany, zoology, and GIS/remote sensing. Due to strong growth and increasing business opportunities, we are looking for an experienced Zoologist to join the highly talented and growing team in our Leederville office.

Job tasks and responsibilities

This role will work across a wide range of projects, safely and effectively completing both vertebrate and invertebrate zoological field trips, analysing data, and the completion of high quality, informative reports, and project solutions for our clients. This role is both office and field based with the successful applicant required to complete physically demanding field work in a variety of sometimes extreme conditions and environments. The ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude is considered essential. Successful applicants will also work with us in our aim to continuously improve the products we offer and the ways in which we conduct our business.

Skills and experience

  • Bachelor level degree in zoology, environmental science, or equivalent. Post-graduate qualifications are not essential but will be viewed favourably. Extensive field experience in lieu of tertiary qualifications will also be considered.
  • Experience working as a zoologist in Western Australia (minimum 2 years), including terrestrial (vertebrate and SRE invertebrate) fauna field surveys and species identification. Specialisation in a specific fauna group (ornithology, herpetology etc) would be viewed favourably.
  • Strong communication skills, and a demonstrated high standard of report writing abilities.
  • Strong analytical skills, including statistical analysis. High level competencies in Microsoft Excel and "R" (statistical software) highly desirable.
  • Experience with GIS and associated spatial data will be viewed favourably.
  • Current ‘manual’ driving licence.

What we offer

Spectrum Ecology offers you the opportunity to join an experienced, growing team with a positive, friendly and fun atmosphere, located in the heart of Leederville. You will be exposed to some of the latest technologies employed in ecological surveys and monitoring, and work on exciting, multidisciplinary projects for amazing clients, across a wide range of ecosystems. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with your experience and expertise.

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