Expressions of Interest
Coral reef early to mid career research fellowships
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is seeking to fill 6 new early to mid career research fellow positions across a range of disciplines. These new positions will be based at James Cook University, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia.
We are seeking expressions of interest from candidates with some postdoctoral research experience, a 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 biologists, oceanographers, geochemists, and social scientists.
Program Leaders: Bob.Pressey@jcu.edu.au; Terry.Hughes@jcu.edu.au
Ecosystem dynamics past, present and future: This program will bring together ecologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, oceanographers and palaeontologists to examine the dynamics of reefs across the full spectrum of scales from population dynamics to macro-evolution. We are interested in recruiting scientists who can bring new perspectives and approaches to these disciplines.
Program Leaders: J.Pandolfi@uq.edu.au;Sean.Connolly@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 Leaders: Bette.Willis@jcu.edu.au; Malcolm.McCulloch@uwa.edu.au
Experience with marine systems is an advantage, but is less important than a proven capacity to undertake and publish cutting-edge research. Successful applicants will be expected to develop their own research projects as well as work in collaboration with existing teams.
Potential applicants should email their CV and a 1-2 page Expression of Interest outlining their current and future research interests to the relevant contacts listed above by Friday 22nd August 2014.
Generous research funds, assistance with visa applications, and relocation costs will be provided to successful candidates. The positions are for 3-years initially, with a starting salary of approximately US$75,000 to $US90,000 p.a. plus benefits.