Research Assistant: School of Geography, Planning, and Environmental Management, University of Queensland

uqThe School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management is a vibrant, multidisciplinary school with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of geography, environmental management, and planning and development. The school has a strong research profile and supports research activity across all of its fields of expertise, organised into a number of research groups and research centres. The Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science (CRSSIS) is a dynamic research centre within the School consisting of around 50 academics, researchers and students working in the fields of remote sensing, landscape ecology and conservation and spatial analysis.

The successful appointee’s primary role will be to manage and conduct the field work component of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project. This will involve live trapping of native mammals and vegetation surveys in South-east Queensland. Some laboratory and computer based work will also be required.

Applicants should possess a degree (or equivalent) in ecology, conservation biology, environmental management or similar discipline, or relevant work experience/training. You must also have demonstrated experience in conducting live trapping, handling and tissue sampling of native mammals and flora surveys. Knowledge of the flora and fauna or South-east Queensland, or ability to rapidly acquire this knowledge is also essential. Computer skills and strong communication skills are also highly desirable.

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