Prospective Students

We are always looking for the right students to join the Ecosystem Change Ecology team.  We have a variety of engagement options available across the full range of our research interests.  We look forward to hearing from you to explore how we can be a part of your future career development.

If you are interested in joining the team as a Cadet, Honours, Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral student, please explore the options available below and then contact us.  If you do decide to get in touch, please provide a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, along with a short description as to why you think our team is the right place to advance your career.  Thank you for your interest!


Why join our team?

We’re a diverse team of around 15 people based in Perth, Western Australia.  Please read our team factsheet for further information on what we do and how we do it.  Please also see these statements by our past students.

All of our Hons, MSc and PhD students are CSIRO students as well as being enrolled at their respective universities.  This gives all of our students the best of both worlds, with access to a wide range of facilities and expertise at both locations.  While we have a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Western Australia, we have students enrolled at other universities across the state, country and also overseas.

How to join our team

There are a range of scholarships and employment opportunities available to join the team, depending on where you are at in your career.

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research Training Program Scholarships (Australian & International students)

CSIRO Graduate & Postgraduate Scholarships

CSIRO Indigenous Scholarships

CSIRO Indigenous Cadetships

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships (for study at a WA university)

Destination Australia Scholarships (Australian & International students; in development)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

We generally expect that our PhD students will have a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, or equivalent.

MSc and PhD projects

At the moment we are not actively recruiting students for specific projects.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have project ideas you would like to discuss.