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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

• Use your field ecology and quantitative expertise to lead a project investigating cutting-edge approaches to restoring amphibian populations in chytrid-impacted landscapes • UC Academic Level A, $97,333 pa - $104,401 pa + 17% Super • 3-Year Fixed Term Full Time Opportunity

Job no: 501295
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Research Only

  • Use your field ecology and quantitative expertise to lead a project investigating cutting-edge approaches to restoring amphibian populations in chytrid-impacted landscapes
  • UC Academic Level A, $97,333 pa - $104,401 pa + 17% Super
  • 3-Year Fixed Term Full Time Opportunity

About Us:

Join University of Canberra where we walk together to foster an inclusive community. Together, we endeavour to empower, connect, and exchange knowledge with our diverse people, cultures, and environments.

We stand firm and dedicated to upholding fundamental values such as inclusivity, honouring Indigenous cultures (Nurragunnawali), driving positive change, nurturing curiosity, and promoting collaborative efforts. We are committed to leading the national education sector in championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility via Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

About the Opportunity:

The Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genomics (CCEG) in the Institute for Applied Ecology is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a project investigating cutting-edge approaches to restoring amphibian populations in chytrid-impacted landscapes. You will join world-leading researchers in the field of amphibian-chytrid dynamics while being able to draw on the facilities and skills of other researchers in the Centre. CCEG comprises a highly collaborative group of researchers, committed to producing high-impact science in a friendly and supportive environment.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a PhD in ecology, biological data analysis or an aligned discipline, with demonstrated excellence in ecological analysis and a strong publication record in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Experience working in amphibian ecology and/or chytrid disease studies will be highly regarded. The position will be supervised by Associate Professor Simon Clulow, Professor Richard Duncan, and Dr Ben Scheele (Australian National University). We anticipate ample opportunity for you to develop additional research questions that align with your skill sets and interests.

Key responsibilities include –

  • Collaborating closely with CIs and project partners to achieve project objectives.
  • Co-supervising HDR students where appropriate.
  • Preparing and delivering research reports and publications, and participating in meetings, seminars, workshops.
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences.

Offerings/ Benefits/ Culture:

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

What we need from you: Applying is easy. To be considered for this position, we require your CV and a one-page cover letter explaining why you believe you are a good fit for the role, with evidence to support your claims where possible.

Submit your CV and cover letter through the “Apply Now” tab.  We kindly ask that you take this opportunity to align your application with the Position Description, ensuring that your skills and experience are clearly articulated in connection with the specific requirements of the role.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia. International applications are welcome.

WWVP: The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au

For Job Specific Information: we encourage candidates to reach out to the project lead for more information, Associate Professor Simon Clulow, simon.clulow@canberra.edu.au.

Recruitment and Application Questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email uctalent@canberra.edu.au.

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 19 August 2024

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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