Research Fellow, Ecosystem Modeller

Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Posted
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Ref
110346
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Centre for Coastal Management

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Griffith Centre for Coastal Management brings this to life by developing services that differentiate, innovate and make a difference in the fields of climate and coastal research.

The opportunity

We are currently looking for an Ecosystem Modeller to be responsible for the development of a movement and migration model for marine mammals. The primary focus of this role is to develop, implement and verify an ecosystem model. Success in this role requires working closely with the research team of a marine biologist and oceanographer, and external collaborators.

The position involves developing ecosystem models to investigate the potential impact of climate change on migrating marine mammals in the Southern Hemisphere. Working with a project team which includes marine mammal experts tasked with describing marine mammal behaviour in response to ocean conditions (physical, chemical, biological) and physical oceanographers tasked with modelling future physical ocean conditions, your research will assist bridge gaps in understanding between physical, chemical and biological parameters and ecosystem responses for marine mammals. In addition to Griffith researchers, the successful applicant will also be collaborating with international colleagues exploring similar questions and using similar approaches.

This is a fixed-term (two year), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus. The position may be extended a further 12 months subject to the candidate meeting project milestones.

About you

The successful candidate will be highly numerate with experience setting up and running marine ecosystem models and/or marine biogeochemical models. Experience working with end-to-end marine ecosystem models such as OSMOSE, Ecospace/Ecosim, ATLANTIS, SEAPODYM, INVITRO or similar is highly valued. Experience with parallel computing is also beneficial. The candidate should be comfortable working with biogeochemical model outputs (e.g. MERRA-NOBM) and the various ocean observation datasets (e.g. SeaWIFS).

Salary range

Research Fellow Grade 1: $72,344 - $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer

superannuation contribution: $84,643 - $99,312 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address; o Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

To obtain the position description and to apply please click on the following application link: Griffith Careers

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Olaf Meynecke, Research Fellow on +61 (0) 7 5552 7822.

For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614

Closing date: Wednesday14 November 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.