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Research Associate (Threats To Marine Megafauna)

Jobs on jobactive - Crawley, WA

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School of Biological Sciences

  • An outstanding opportunity for a self-driven researcher to enhance their career, develop strong quantitative skills, and increase research network by working with a collaborative team of national and international experts in marine animal movement ecology
  • This position requires immediate start (short delays may be negotiable)
  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months initially with a possibility for up to 2 year
  • Salary range: Level A Step 8: $95,464 p.a. plus superannuation (increasing to 17% in July 2021)

This position requires a researcher to be able to conduct independent scientific research directly related with increasing our understanding of marine megafauna movement, including the development of models and innovative analyses focusing on big, regional and global tracking datasets.

You will work as part of a large collaborative team of national and international researchers to investigate marine animal movement and the potential threats they face due to anthropogenic activities. You will contribute to the strong analytical and quantitative focus of the SequeiraLab towards the development of a global program on marine megafauna aiming to significantly improve understanding of marine megafauna movement at a global scale to ultimately assist the conservation and management of economically important, charismatic and threatened highly migratory marine species.

About You

As an enthusiastic and self-driven researcher, you will possess skills in research design, analysis and reporting as well as experience in the application of theory, statistics and sampling methodologies in the context of animal movement and behaviour. You will be interested in understanding spatial ecological patterns at regional and global scale, and in the assessment of potential anthropogenic impacts.

The SequeiraLab is a collaborative and dynamic group made of talented scientists and researchers with a passion in marine conservation. The values of Trust, Respect, Achievement, Curiosity and Community form the foundation of the SequeiraLab. If these values are aligned with yours, we would like to hear from you.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Application Details: Please apply online via the UWA Jobs website.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Research Associate 507016.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria