Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Migratory Species Conservation

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The School of Biological Sciences at University of Queensland is seeking for a motivated postdoc to work on pure and applied questions in migratory species conservation. The University of Queensland is a world leading university in Ecological and Conservation Research, with more than 100 staff and students working in conservation science.

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.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $79,170.68 – 84,985.56 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $92,629.70 – $99,433.11 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Richard Fuller on

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