Employment Opportunities

Research Associate (Post-doctoral Researcher: Coral reefs in a changing world)
Ref: 493622

Job no: 493622
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley, University of Western Australia
Categories: Science

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $63,332 – $85,942 p.a. or Level B $90,468 – $107,431 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is a global-leader in coral reef research, headquartered at James Cook University in partnership with The University of Western Australia, Australian National University and the University of Queensland and with leading research centres around the world. The ARC Centre currently encompasses over 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 and their environment, in order to foster their sustainability, secure the benefits they provide to tropical societies and economies and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management 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 invite a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to undertake cutting-edge research under the general theme of Responding to a Changing World. This program focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning coral reef function and resilience. Topics of interest include the biochemistry of coral calcification, resilience to ocean acidification, the integrity of coral reef frameworks and a process-based understanding of physiological plasticity and capacity of coral to adapt to changing conditions. Experience with marine systems is essential, together with a proven capacity to undertake and publish high-quality, internationally recognised research. Successful applicants will be expected to develop their own research projects, exploit the world-leading capabilities at UWA, as well as work in collaboration with existing teams.

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

Applications must be submitted onlineFull details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.  Please see the position description prior to applying.


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