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Research Officer Vertebrate Pests

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.
  • Full time, temporary contract until 30/06/2022
  • Professional Officer Grade 1/4
  • Armidale location

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Research Technician - Rodent Ecology

  • Do you have a background in ecology or biological sciences?
  • Develop mouse control strategies to reduce the impact of mice on crops
  • Join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity and make a difference!

Mouse outbreaks cause substantial economic, social and environmental impacts to the Australian grains industry. During the 1993 mouse plague, an estimated ~$100M of damage was done to grain producers, and during the 2010/11 plague, mice damaged more than 3M hectares in NSW alone, as well as causing significant damage to grain growing regions in SA, VIC and WA. Recent changes to cropping systems provide benefits to farmers that make farming systems more sustainable. However, these changes inadvertently produce favourable conditions for mice resulting in ongoing significant damage to crops. CSIRO Health and Biosecurity is seeking an enthusiastic Research Technician – Rodent Ecology with experience in collecting and recording data as well as capturing and handling small mammals to join the Rodent Management team. 

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PostDoc Opportunity "developing strategies for feral cat management"

The appointee will act as a post-doctoral research fellow in Ecosystem Management, undertaking R&D in direct support of the NSW Environmental Trust project titled “Developing effective strategies for feral cat management”. This project concerns the monitoring and management of feral cats and other mammalian predators to identify and mitigate negative impacts on their prey and the environment.

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Additional Information: Associate Professor Guy Ballard, email gballar3@une.edu.au






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Postgraduate Opportunities

PhD Opportunities

PhD in Sulphur-crested Cockatoo behavioural ecology, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will complement the existing behavioural research by investigating cockatoos ecological adaptions to urban areas.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin at Taronga Conservation Society Australia and Dr Lucy Aplin at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour, Germany.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.

PhD in Brush-turkey behavioural adaptation, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will build upon current PhD research, focused on ecology, by investigating behavioural adaptions of brush-turkeys to urban areas and if they perform the role of an ecosystem engineer.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin and Dr Alicia Burns at Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.


3) PhD/MSc in post-fire wildlife use of tree hollows, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will investigate wildlife presence, use of tree hollows and nest boxes and breeding success post-fire. Providing supplementary habitat is widely used but poorly understood; several studies report that nest boxes have not benefitted priority species.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin at Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.



PostDoc Opportunities




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