Research Fellow Coral Population Genetics

Townsville, Australia
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) We now offer an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow – Coral Population Genetics on a full time, three year fixed term contract based at the Townsville campus of our world-leading James Cook University.

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, headquartered at James Cook University, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are global leaders in coral reef research and have common interests in research that promotes the future sustainability of coral reefs. As part of this collaboration, we are seeking to appoint a joint postdoctoral fellow to work with leading researchers at both the ARC Centre and AIMS

What you can accomplish in the role

The position provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to pursue research in the population genetics of corals on the Great Barrier Reef, and the evolutionary responses of wild corals to recurrent episodes of thermal bleaching due to climate extremes. Suitable areas of focus include genetic modelling, evolutionary theory, genomics, geneflow and meta-population dynamics. The joint appointment will provide the candidate with the freedom to develop a research program linked to the broad objectives of the position that suits their interests and expertise.

What you will bring to the role

Applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant area, and have a strong publication record. The successful applicant must have demonstrated the ability to conduct and publish research independently and as part of a team.


Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

  • Salary - Academic Level A/B $82,358 - $109,234.  Level of appointment and salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging

How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 16803

Applications close Midnight, 17 July 2019

Additional information is available from

ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies