Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD), School of Biological Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
$89,610-$96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $89,610-$96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term contract available until August 2024

Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) is an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative that aims to strengthen Antarctic science, policy and governance at a time of rapid environmental and geopolitical change. The initiative will deliver interdisciplinary science to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and science.

To support this initiative we are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  Your role will be to critically examine the steps in the invasion pathway, which can lead to the establishment and impact of new invasive alien species. You will utilise a range of modelling approaches and data collected during field work to examine marine and terrestrial case studies across multiple taxa, and the entire Invasion Pathway.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are required with the ability to tailor engagement and facilitation when interacting with stakeholders.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD conferred or submitted in Invasion Biology or a related discipline of quantitative or systems ecology
  • An undergraduate degree, or similar experience, in biology and taxonomic identification
  • Experience with data management and messy data, collected across varying taxonomic and spatial resolution of data collection, including construction of searchable, relational, databases, and visualisation and exploration of big data
  • High competency in computing and statistical software, e.g., R software environment, for visualising and modelling spatial and temporal datasets
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple stakeholders, including engagement with Government agencies and project facilitation

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the Selection Criteria and to apply for the opportunity.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 3rd August 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Phill Cassey
Head, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.