Asistente de campo para trabajar una temporada en comportamiento de aves ~

19 de mayo de 2023

Asistente de campo para trabajar una temporada en comportamiento de aves

 Oferta compartida por Cristina

Field Assistant

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 2/3 (Technical)
Salary package: $58,422 - $69,703 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Part Time, Fixed Term (up to 3 months)

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:Flexible working arrangements
Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

This is a key role in a friendly, inclusive research group that is focused on understanding the social dynamics, cognition and culture of wild birds. We do this with a combination of wild and captive work, with a focus on large-scale experiments using automated tracking and custom-built apparatus. The lab group is located at the Australian National University, however this position will be largely based remotely at the field sites in the Sutherland Shire/North Wollongong area.

This role is integral to support the aims of a research grant aimed at investigating the potential for an inter-species innovation arms race around the recently emerged bin-opening innovation in sulphur-crested cockatoos.

The Person

We are looking for people with experience in field work, preferably with wild birds. Experience with habituated animals or large birds is a bonus. Candidates should be able to work independently for long periods of time, but also willing to work in pairs and able to follow direction when needed. The person must also be willing to undertake days in the field, including early mornings and active hiking. A driver’s license and good level of physical fitness will be necessary for the fieldwork component. Opportunities to engage with research questions will be encouraged, and so the position would suit somebody who enjoys being involved in active field research on the cognitive ecology of birds.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and world class facilities of the Research School of Biology here. Learn more about the research of the Aplin lab here.

For more information about the position please contact Dr Lucy Aplin on T: +61 2 6125 7714 or E:

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
A statement addressing your suitability against the selection criteria (no more than 1 page).

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates may be asked to complete a:30 minute interview, either in person or over video conferencing software.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 3360.
Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not have any bearing on hiring decisions. For examples of common reasonable adjustments, please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country for the period of employment.

The successful candidate may be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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