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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Climate change and resilient small-scale fisheries

Research Academic Level A or B
James Cook University, Townsville
Appointment period: Three years full time (or part time equivalent)
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th August 2018
Reference no: 16453

Position Overview

We are seeking an exceptional social science or interdisciplinary candidate to pursue research on the resilience of coastal small-scale fisheries in the face of climate change. The appointee will enjoy the opportunities to collaborate with leading social scientists, interdisciplinary and ecology researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the WorldFish-led Flagship on “Resilient Small-scale Fisheries” within the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH CRP). The candidate will be provided with exceptional support to develop an ongoing social science program of research linked to the objectives of the position that suits her or his interests and abilities.

WorldFish and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have common interests in improving environmental and social outcomes in, and for, small-scale fisheries. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 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 interactions with people in order to foster their sustainable use, secure the benefits they provide to the tropical societies and economies, and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management world-wide. WorldFish is an international non-profit scientific agency working in Africa, Asia and the Pacific to ‘reduce poverty and hunger through improving fisheries and aquaculture’. WorldFish has a global staff of about 330, permanent offices in 7 countries and ongoing projects in 25 countries.

Principal Accountabilities

Selection Criteria

Essential

Employment Type

Appointment will be full time (or equivalent) for three years.

Salary

Academic A: $A64,980-$A86,829pa plus 17% superannuation contribution.
Academic B: $A91,206-$107,619pa plus 17% superannuation contribution.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Professor Josh Cinner Joshua.Cinner@jcu.edu.au or Dr Pip Cohen P.Cohen@cgiar.org

Application Procedure

Apply online (reference number 16453) through James Cook University. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a statement addressing the selection criteria, statement of research interests, PDFs (or accessible links to) three recent publications, addresses of three referees and a statement addressing the selection criteria. Please quote reference number 16453.

Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection process.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 26th August 2018


Research Associate: Quantitative Social-Ecological Systems

Research Academic Level A
James Cook University, Townsville
Appointment period: Full time (or part time equivalent) to 31 December 2020
Closing date for applications: 29th July 2018
Reference no: 16425

Position Overview

We are seeking an outstanding early-career research associate with expertise in quantitative analyses of social-ecological systems, from backgrounds such as geography, economics, sociology, statistics, or ecology. The position will conduct research to support key aspects of Dr Josh Cinner’s ARC Future Fellowship project on coral reef bright spots (details here: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/the-cinner-research-group). In particular, the position will involve developing a social-ecological database, and analyzing large datasets on human-environment interactions.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 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 interactions with people in order to foster their sustainable use, secure the benefits they provide to the tropical societies and economies, and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management world-wide.

Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) formal training in statistics and/or a proven ability to undertake computationally sophisticated research in social-ecological systems; 2) experience in developing and integrating databases; 3) knowledge of key social science or social-ecological systems concepts and theories; 4) a publication record of rigorous research, given their career stage; and 5) the potential to develop and implement exciting, question-driven research.

Principal Accountabilities

Selection Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Employment Type

Appointment will be full time (or equivalent) until 31 December 2020.

Salary

Academic A:  $A64,980-$A86,829pa plus 17% superannuation contribution.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Professor Josh Cinner Joshua.Cinner@jcu.edu.au

Application Procedure

Apply online (reference number 16425) through James Cook University. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a statement addressing the selection criteria, statement of research interests, PDFs (or accessible links to) three recent publications and addresses of three referees. Please quote reference number 16425.

Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection process.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 29th July 2018.


Research Officer: Quantitative Social-Ecological Systems

Research Academic Level A
James Cook University, Townsville
Appointment period: Full time (or part time equivalent) to 31 December 2020
Closing date for applications: 29th July 2018
Reference no: 16424

Position Overview

We are seeking an outstanding early-career research officer with expertise in quantitative analyses of social-ecological systems, from backgrounds such as geography, economics, sociology, statistics, or ecology. The position will conduct research to support key aspects of Dr Josh Cinner’s ARC Future Fellowship project on coral reef bright spots (details here: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/the-cinner-research-group). In particular, the position will involve developing a social-ecological database, and analyzing large datasets on human-environment interactions.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 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 interactions with people in order to foster their sustainable use, secure the benefits they provide to the tropical societies and economies, and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management world-wide.

Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) formal training in statistics and/or a proven ability to undertake computationally sophisticated research in social-ecological systems; 2) experience in developing and integrating databases; 3) knowledge of key social science or social-ecological systems concepts and theories; and 4) a publication record of rigorous research, given their career stage.

Principal Accountabilities

Selection Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Employment Type

Appointment will be full time (or equivalent) until 31 December 2020.

Salary

Academic A: $A64,980-$A86,829pa plus 17% superannuation contribution.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Professor Josh Cinner Joshua.Cinner@jcu.edu.au

Application Procedure

Apply online (reference number 16424) through James Cook University. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a statement addressing the selection criteria, and addresses of three referees. Please quote reference number 16424.

Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection process.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 29th July 2018.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au