The University of Canberra is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the ecology and breeding of the endangered grassland earless dragon in the context of extinction drivers for reptiles. The PDF will join a team of academics, postdoctoral fellows and lab technicians at the Institute for Applied Ecology. The project is collaborative with the ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and is the subject of ARC-Linkage funding. Copies of the relevant research proposal leading to the funding of this project are available on request. The appointee will work with the CIs and postgraduates to implement a substantial field program including radio-telemetry, ibutton tracking of adults, the identification and monitoring of grassland earless dragon nests in the field, and ecological modeling using GIS. They will also have responsibility for development and coordination of a captive breeding program for this species.
1. PhD qualification in vertebrate or population ecology 2. A record of research achievement in vertebrate or population ecology, as demonstrated through appropriate research outputs 3. Ability to engage in collaborative research activities, including working as part of an interdisciplinary team 4. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communication and time management skills. 5. Strong record of research project planning and implementation. 6. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to implementation of equity and workplace health and safety principles