Wildlife Population Health Residency Program

Expressions of Interest are invited from qualified veterinarians for a 3.5 year, full-time Residency and Professional Doctorate,, based at Murdoch University in conjunction with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).


This Residency Program involves field research with DBCA’s Dirk Hartog Island Ecological Restoration Project, postgraduate coursework, and clinical training in wildlife population health.

Funding bodyMurdoch University in conjunction with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).
Study levelPhD
ValueAUD$28,798 per annum stipend (tax free). No HECS is payable. Research and administrative support will also be provided.
Duration3.5 year, full-time Residency and Professional Doctorate commences July 2019.
RequirementsSelection criteria:
  1. You must have a veterinary degree registrable in Australia, a minimum of two years’ experience in domestic animal practice and be a resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen.
  2. You should have a strong academic background, good time-management, written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work well in a team in remote field situations, or a willingness to do so and, be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to wildlife population health and conservation medicine.
Apply by26 April 2019
ContactFor more information about this program, please email Dr Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins.