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Postdoctoral opportunity – migratory species conservation

Come work with us! We are advertising for a postdoc to work on migratory species conservation. Primary responsibility is working on an ARC-funded project on migratory shorebirds, but with plenty of freedom to go wherever the ideas take us! The University of Queensland is a world leading university in Ecological and Conservation Research, with more than 100 staff and students working in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science.

Closing date: 28th July 2016

The role

Migratory species are in rapid decline around the world, and we are seeking a postdoc to work on a newly funded project aimed at recovering populations of threatened migratory shorebirds in Australia. Seven shorebird taxa have recently been listed as nationally threatened in Australia, and we are seeking a postdoc to work on a newly funded project aimed at recovering these species through designing optimal management strategies. This project is a unique opportunity to build applied conservation analyses to help solve an urgent conservation crisis. We expect this work to lead to high impact publications, and to continue to shape conservation policy in Australia and throughout the flyway. The successful appointee will join a productive and dynamic environment of 100+ conservation ecologists at UQ.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in a relevant discipline, and expert knowledge of applied conservation science relevant to this project. You will need a proven ability to work with large, spatially explicit datasets, and to publish the results of your work in high impact journals. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, to publicise the results of your work, and to liaise with the NGOs and state government organisations who are co-funding the project.

Find out more and apply online