Working on Ecological Research at UQ

Opportunities to work as part of an ecological research group at UQ come up with some frequency. Such opportunities include positions as short- or long-term research or field assistants, lab managers, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists. All paid positions are posted through the UQ employment page.

Volunteering for Ecological Research projects at UQ

Volunteering can be a great way to gain research experience while studying abroad at UQ, while working full time on an undergraduate degree, or just as a way of getting involved in projects that excite or interest you. Many of the projects highlighted on the Ecology Centre website and many others run by UQ ecologists involve volunteers who periodically help with associated student projects and/or for data collection in the field or in the lab. We post some volunteer positions on this website but many opportunities come up suddenly in the diverse Centre-affiliated research groups. In addition to checking this website for opportunities, you can also contact members of the Centre directly about whether they or their group members need help from a volunteer in the near future.  

Student Groups

The iROOS is a student-driven volunteer group of Environmental Science (BEnvSc) undergraduates from The University of Queensland (UQ), though students in other majors such as Bachelor of Science are also welcome.  This organization developed out of one of the field-courses offered through the BSc Ecology major - BIOL3016: Outback Ecology, a course that takes student to Idalia National Park in central Queensland for an opportunity to study outback ecology first hand. iROOS developed with the goal of addressing conservation needs of Idalia NP and other rural Queensland parks. Members of this group work closely with UQ staff and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS). They have, since the development of the group in 2007, been involved in a wide range of conservation, management and research projects based at Idalia National park, including: fresh water rehabilitation and protection projects, surveying the endangered Bridled Nailtail Wallaby, flora and fauna surveys, installing exclusion fencing to aid in the recovery of several endangered species and general park management. Students fund this exciting group through fundraising BBQs and generous gifts from private donors. To find out more about joining or supporting this student organization, please visit their official website.

Domestic & International Opportunities for Graduating Ecologists

Information on opportunites for all levels of graduate ecologists.

Mailing List

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