Title: Research Assistant – Invasive plant management in ‘tree changer’ landscapes - NSW
Fixed term contract to June 2016 (part time 17.5 hours) Join an interdisciplinary team as a social scientist to investigate how values and lifestyle in peri-urban and semi-rural areas affect invasive plant (weed) management. This part-time, fixed-term position will provide research support to an Australian Research Council funded Discovery project that will examine invasive plant management by diverse landholders in rural landscapes where rural lifestyle aspirations rather than agriculture are increasingly influencing land use and management. The project is interdisciplinary - in this position the successful applicant will work with both human and physical geographers in the Australia Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER) and the GeoQuEST Research Centre.
We are seeking a graduate trained in human geography or related social science fields with an honours degree or equivalent. Suitable backgrounds include areas such as environmental social science, natural resource or environmental management, and rural sociology. The successful applicant will assist with managing and undertaking fieldwork as well as analytical and written outcomes.
Candidates will demonstrate initiative and strong research skills, must include a CV, and address the criteria in the Position Description. For further information contact Dr Nicholas Gill (02) 4221 4165. Information about AUSCCER and GeoQuEST are available at http://www.uow.edu.au/science/eesc/index.html