Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Predator Ecology

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Predator Ecology

School of Environmental and Rural Science

  • Fixed-Term to 30 June 2023, (2 years), full-time
  • $68,004 to $ 91,857 per annum (Level A)
  • $96,631 to $114,524 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE has an international reputation as a research-based team of academics in agricultural and environmental science and management. The School has a long history of excellence in environmental and agricultural education through its degrees in environmental and agricultural sciences and in teaching both in internal and external modes. The staff of the School is actively involved in education and research funded by a wide range of international, national, state and local government and industry agencies.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business & Law at UNE is currently inviting applications from highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Predator Ecology in the Life, Earth and Environment theme in the School of Environmental and Rural Science.

About the Role

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Predator Ecology, you will join the leadership team of a NSW Environmental Trust funded Major Project to develop effective management strategies for feral cats in New South Wales environments. You will undertake collaborative research with existing staff and co-supervise Higher Degree Research students to improve monitoring of feral cats and other predators. You will lead the analysis and interpretation of data from existing monitoring arrays and have dedicated resources to undertake new research at our field sites, to meet project milestones.

Skills and Experience

You will have a PhD, or near completion, or equivalent, awarded in quantitative ecology or a closely related field. You will have a developing research track record of publications of independent research in high-quality peer reviewed journals. You will be innovative and able to think creatively about research. You will have excellent communication skills, be able to work as part of a research team and be able to meet project deadlines. You will be willing and able to work with associates in remote field conditions.

Additional Information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Guy Ballard, email

To find out more about the School of Envrionmental and Rural Science, please visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 14 March 2021

Reference no: 221068

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position information booklet, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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