Postdoctoral Research Fellow @ Deakin University – Emerging technologies for native wildlife assessment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Deakin University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

This is a new fixed-term position funded by a grant to the Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment, School of Life and Environmental Sciences (LES) from the Bushfires and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

This project will draw on expertise from Deakin’s schools of LES, Information Technology and Business and Law, in collaboration with Parks Victoria and the Arthur Rylah Institute. The project aims to develop, implement and evaluate new approaches to monitoring wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas and ducks. It will use field surveys alongside a range of sources of imagery of wildlife and machine (deep) learning to identify improved monitoring approaches.

The Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research, including field research, by implementing the funded project “use of emerging technologies for native wildlife population assessment and management”.

The Research Fellow is expected to contribute to the research output of the TechnEcology Research Network and the Centre for Integrative Ecology by publishing research in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

The Research Fellow will contribute to honours, postgraduate and staff supervision.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for project management, coordinating research activity, reporting and training across three subprojects addressing monitoring of kangaroos, koalas and ducks. Field components within the remit of this position include surveying kangaroos and koalas, with assistance and advice from other project staff and students.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Professor Don Driscoll, Director @ Centre for Integrative Ecology.

Full details about the position and how to apply is available HERE (PDF)

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