Wildlife Ecologist: AWC

Job Description: 

Wildlife Ecologist – Newhaven

Help deliver effective conservation in central Australia

AWC is seeking a highly motivated terrestrial ecologist to help implement conservation and reintroduction programs on Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary.


AWC is Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation, protecting wildlife across more than 4.6 million hectares. AWC operates four wildlife sanctuaries in south-east Australia: Newhaven, in the Northern Territory; and Kalamurina, Yookamurra and Dakalanta in South Australia. Newhaven is the site of a major AWC project – the first large-scale reintroduction of regionally extinct mammals to central Australia. Newhaven supports important populations of threatened species including Black-footed Rock-wallaby and Great Desert Skink. AWC manages fire, feral animals and weeds on Newhaven to help conserve species and ecosystems. A feature of AWC’s management on Newhaven is well-established collaboration with local ranger groups, traditional owners and custodians.  

Key duties of the positions include:

  • the measurement of ecological health on Newhaven
  • the reintroduction of regionally-extinct mammals to Newhaven
  • the conduct of research relevant to the conservation of wildlife on Newhaven.

We are looking for an ecologist who is driven to make a significant contribution to the conservation of Australia’s wildlife. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • A PhD or MSc in ecology or a related discipline, plus relevant experience (including biological survey, research and monitoring), or a degree and extensive (decades) relevant experience.
  • Strong field skills and strong numerical/ analytical skills
  • The capacity to lead a small team implementing a major conservation project in a challenging environment
  • The ability to work constructively with a wide range of stakeholders including other scientists, land managers, neighbours, Indigenous communities, government agencies and volunteers.
  • Capacity for getting work done on time and budget

The position is based in Newhaven, central Australia, with periods in the field at other locations.

Enquiries: Dr David Roshier, AWC Regional Ecologist South East David.Roshier@australianwildlife.org ph: 0428 963 931

Job description and application details: http://www.australianwildlife.org/media/275847/wildlife-ecologist-newhaven-combined.pdf

Closing date: 21 September 2018

Job Location: 
Newhaven - Northern Territory
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018