Senior Research Fellow, ARC

Sydney, Australia
12 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) has over 148 academic staff and research staff, over 170 research students and 60 Honours students. BEES incorporates environmentally-relevant disciplines enabling the School to undertake comprehensive education and research in the mainstream disciplines of biology, geography and geology. This also provides students the opportunity for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies.

About the role

  • $116K - $123K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term until date
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Senior Research Fellow will work on a 3 year research project to mitigate clothing fibres pollution as part of an ARC Linkage project based at UNSW (Randwick) and USyd (Camperdown). The project aims to determine how natural and plastic fibres, clothing brands and washing machine filters alter the emissions and ecotoxicological impacts of fibres

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Ph.D. in Marine ecological toxicology and physiology or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental design and statistical analysis of environmental impacts.
  • Practical experience with chemical, biological and ecological assays
  • Experience managing and completing projects with academia and government.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by a strong research and publication track record.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality project outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a research environment
  • Ability and willingness to supervise research students including undergoing compliance and supervising training as required.
  • Former experience in supervising/managing Research Assistants.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
  • Background in ecology, physiology, toxicology and chemistry.
  • In-depth knowledge of ecotoxicological assays and skills in the invertebrate identification, tissue dissection/extraction, sampling sewage, analytical chemistry, quantifying ingested plastic, experimental design and statistics (multivariate, univariate).
  • Experience in academia and government designing and running surveys and experiments linking pollutants (including sewage, microplastic) to ecotoxicological impacts across the world.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


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