Australian Wildlife Conservancy Job Vacancy: Wildlife Ecologist, North West Australia

ID: 9809090
Title: Wildlife Ecologist, North West Australia

Advertiser: Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Location: Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, Central Kimberley, Western Australia

Join Australia’s leading non-government conservation science team and use your skills and experience to help save Australia’s threatened wildlife.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation, protecting endangered wildlife across 3.25 million hectares. AWC is developing a new model for conservation based on the integrated delivery of practical land management and world class science.

Five of AWC’s sanctuaries are located in north-west Australia. Four sanctuaries are located in the Kimberley, WA - Mornington, Marion Downs, Charnley River/ Artesian Range and Tableland (Tableland is a partnership with Traditional Owners), and one in the NT - Wongalara. Together, these sanctuaries protect numerous threatened species on 1,200,000 ha of high value conservation land.

AWC has run a well-regarded science program in north-west Australia for over a decade, making substantial contributions to fundamental and applied ecology, and to the conservation of wildlife in northern Australia. The program is based at AWC’s Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the central Kimberley, with extensive field work in remote locations.

AWC is seeking a dedicated conservation scientist for a permanent full time position of Wildlife Ecologist, North West Australia.

Reporting to the Senior Ecologist - North West, the Wildlife Ecologist will have significant responsibility for implementing AWC’s science and conservation program in north-west Australia. You will work with a small team of high calibre ecologists to monitor the ecological health of the AWC’s wildlife sanctuaries and conduct applied conservation research. The science team collaborates with AWC’s operations staff to plan, implement and report on conservation and land management activities, including a regional fire management program.

The position requires a postgraduate degree in ecology or a related discipline, considerable experience in field ecology and well-developed knowledge of Australian biota.

This is a rare opportunity to join the staff of one of Australia’s leading conservation science teams at the Wildlife Ecologist level. Your scientific skills and experience will help shape the delivery of practical, innovative land management strategies, making a real difference to the survival of a range of threatened species.

You will be involved in cutting-edge research on major conservation issues and your work will advance the measurement and reporting of ecological health in diverse habitats.
  • For a detailed job description: CLICK HERE
  • Enquiries: Dr James Smith, Senior Ecologist - North West, email:
  • Expression of Interests: CV & covering letter addressing the critical competencies to:
Closing date for applications: 31 October, 2016.

Please note: Applicants must be an Australian citizen/ permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows on-going (permanent) full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position.

Date published: 22 Sep 2016
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016