AWC Wildlife Ecologist – South-west Australia

Closing 30 April

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is looking to recruit a Wildlife Ecologist to play an important role in helping design, implement, evaluate and report on AWC’s science program in south-west Western Australia.

AWC manages four wildlife sanctuaries in south-west WA: 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.

A PhD in ecology or related discipline is essential for the Wildlife Ecologist role.

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:

  • Contributing to the development, implementation and reporting of AWC’s science program in SW WA. Major tasks in the science program include ecological monitoring, the reintroduction of locally-extinct species, and applied ecological research.
  • Working in an integrated way with AWC operations staff to help design, (as relevant) implement and report on conservation and land management strategies in SW WA.
  • Working effectively with key stakeholders, including government agencies, threatened species recovery teams and the local community, in relation to progressing AWC’s projects in SW WA.
  • Communicating AWC’s science program to the scientific community and to the public through publications, reports, presentations, participation in workshops, etc.
  • Assisting with AWC’s communication and fundraising activities.

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.

Enquiries only:
Dr Michael Smith, Regional Ecologist SW | Michael.Smith@australianwildlife.org

Applications via: australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/
To submit an application, visit our careers page (linked above), select the relevant job vacancy, click ‘APPLY’ and follow the prompts.
Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or attached.

A downloadable flyer is available here.

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