Opportunities

Are you looking for an Honours, Masters, or a PhD project in ecology?

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Currently advertised opportunities

18 May 2020: open until filled

This offer is only open to domestic students.

Masters or PhD scholarship available to explore the ecology of ephemeral upland wetlands as part of the Dynamic Lagoons project. These wetlands are a Threatened Ecological Community in the New England Tablelands Bioregion and the project is part of a large Saving Our Species grant funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.

The successful candidate will:

  • have Honours or relevant research experience in field ecology;
  • be interested in natural history and conservation;
  • be comfortable collecting and/or learning to identify multiple taxa (plants, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles);
  • have basic fitness and willingness to work in remote areas;
  • have basic skills and interest in developing knowledge of statistics, scientific writing, and communication.

The project is focused on ecological monitoring and conservation outcomes. It also has a strong community engagement and education focus. An interest in working alongside industry partners, a passion for science communication, and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team are important qualities. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English and have a current driver’s licence. Selection of applicants will be based on merit.

Stipend Information:

  • AU$28,092 (2020 rate) per annum tax-free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments with an additional $10,000 top up per year for operating expenses.
  • AU$14,046 (2020 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments with an additional $5,000 top up per year for operating expenses.
  • Three years full-time for a doctoral degree, two years for a research Master’s degree. The duration of an RTP stipend scholarship cannot be extended.

To apply: Scholarship applications must be submitted via UNE Research Services. In the first instance, please discuss your research ideas with Dr Deborah Bower (Deborah.Bower@une.edu.au) and Dr Manu Saunders (Manu.Saunders@une.edu.au).


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