Three Year Post-doc Position Available in the Lab!

We’re seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the area of –  Priority threat identification and management of biodiversity.

This position will:

  •     Help practitioners and custodians protect biodiversity in Queensland, Australia.
  •     Work on biodiversity conservation in the coal seam gas source areas of Queensland.
  •     Develop optimal pathways to ensure the persistence of key species and ecosystems.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with the CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences team on Conservation Decision Making, on a project entitled “Priority threat identification and management of biodiversity”.

In this project you will develop and employ novel methods from decision making theory to derive optimized management recommendations to help practitioners and custodians protect biodiversity in Queensland. The recommendations will look at co-benefits and trade-offs for likely management success, benefits to biodiversity and economic cost over time or space in order to manage threats to environmental issues.

Specifically you will:

Develop innovative concepts, theories and techniques to facilitate decision making across space and time for invasive and threatened species.

  • In consultation with stakeholders, identify threats to biodiversity in the region proposed for coal seam gas extraction and associated activities.
  • Contribute to management recommendation to help protect biodiversity in coal seam gas affected areas.
  • Publish findings in high impact journals, present findings at national and international conferences, and participate in working groups.
  • Contribute to a dynamic, innovative and effective Biodiversity research team.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Salary: $78,000 – $85,000 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Click to download  Job Description PDF

For more information please contact: Dr Iadine Chades (iadine.chades@csiro.au) or Dr Josie Carwardine (josie.carwardine@csiro.au)

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