First listed on: 04 July 2019

Research Fellow (Dung Beetle Research)


  • Exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to a national research project
  • Work within a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Opportunity to provide leadership in an academic environment

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until April 2022), Full Time
  • AU$83,671 to AU$112,099 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

You will contribute to the Research Project; "Dung beetle ecosystem engineers - enduring benefits for livestock producers via science and a new community partnership model", funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Your research and communication will help enhance the impact of dung beetles on farming systems throughout southern Australia, especially by leading a program of mass rearing of dung beetles including newly-introduced, exotic species.

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant area of life science and previous experience in a relevant area of research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a research team and successfully carry out applied research.
  • Demonstrated organisational and leadership/supervisory skills.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is an alliance between Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The Centres research aims to develop new knowledge for profitable, productive and sustainable food and fibre supply chains, whilst reducing the risks of natural resource degradation, thus supporting a sustainable economic future for agriculture on regional, national and international levels. The Centres activities are focussed around three key areas:

  • Plant systems (crops and pastures)
  • Livestock systems (sheep and beef focus)
  • Grain and meat quality

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Geoff Gurr | Professor - Applied Ecology | | Ph: 02 6365 7551

Closing Date: 11pm, 1 August 2019

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