Researcher in Biological Sciences

University of Adelaide School of Biological Sciences

Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Biological Sciences

Job no: 505721
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $89,610 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term, full-time position available until June 2022, and a remote-working arrangement could be agreed by negotiation

Assist in the development of a wetland management strategy for south-east South Australia by understanding and predicting the response of waterbirds to the management of South Australia's wetland network

This exciting role is funded through the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin project, and involves collaboration between The University of Adelaide, the Goyder Institute for Water Research, and the Department for Environment and Water. The successful candidate will work within a team from the School of Biological Sciences to understand and predict the response of waterbirds to the management of South Australia’s wetland network. This project will inform the development of a wetland management strategy for south-east South Australia that seeks to maintain suitable habitat for different waterbird functional groups, under different scenarios of environmental conditions and water availability. In this role you will use historical datasets to understand the response of different waterbird species to wetland condition, work with state-government agencies to identify feasible wetland-management scenarios, and  model the capacity of different adaptive management strategies to maintain or improve waterbird abundance and diversity in the landscape.

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and scripting languages (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, R).
  • Experience with the presentation and modelling of spatial ecological data.
  • Ability to document workflows so that methods are traceable and research can be reproduced.
  • Ability to follow standard data management protocols.
  • Basic understanding of waterbird ecology.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 8 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Thomas Prowse
Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 6070

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 06 Jul 2021 12:00 AM
Applications close:08 Aug 2021 11:55 PM