The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is seeking to fill 2 Research Fellowships across a range of disciplines. These new positions will be based at James Cook University, Townsville.
The ARC Centre of Excellence is a global leader in coral reef research, headquartered at James Cook University in partnership with the Australian National University, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia and with leading research centres around the world. The ARC Centre currently encompasses >250 researchers and graduate students, with ongoing research projects in 30 countries. The vision of the Centre is to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for understanding the world’s coral reefs and their interaction with people in order to foster their sustainable use, secure the benefits they provide to tropical societies and economies, and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management and governance world-wide. The Centre fosters a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional approach to its research programs drawing on expertise from its collaborating universities and other national and international partners.
We are seeking applications from candidates with postdoctoral research experience, a strong track record of publication and with broad areas of expertise which would contribute to the following research themes of the Centre:
People and Ecosystems: The key objective of this program is to improve the governance and management of natural systems and to enhance our capacity to sustain both human and natural capital. We are seeking to build an extensive international team that transcends the disciplinary constraints of the biological, oceanographic, geochemical, anthropological, economic and policy sciences. We would be interested in applicants with experience in evaluation of the ecological and social impacts of conservation interventions
Program Leaders: Bob.Pressey@jcu.edu.au; Terry.Hughes@jcu.edu.au; Tiffany.Morrison@jcu.edu.au
Responding to a Changing World: This program will focus on advancing fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning coral reef function and resilience. Topics of interest include coral calcification and the integrity of coral reef frameworks, physiological plasticity, and the capacity of coral reef organisms, including corals and their associated microbes, to adapt to changing conditions.
Program Leader: Mia.Hoogenboom@jcu.edu.au
Experience with marine systems is an advantage, but is less important than a proven capacity to undertake and publish exciting, question-driven research. Successful applicants will be expected to develop their own research projects as well as work in collaboration with existing teams.
Employment Type: Appointments will be full-time for three years in the first instance.
Salary: Research Fellow: $91,207-$107,619 per annum. Senior Research Fellow: $110,898-$127,314 per annum
Applications: close 30 January 2018.
Applications must be lodged electronically using the online facility located at https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies
Additional information about the Centre is available from http://www.coralcoe.org.au/