Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Coastal Ecologist
- EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
- Perth, Australia
- $105,832 - $125,043
- 21 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 16 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Physical Sciences, Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Research Fellowships, Postdocs
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
- SCHOOL OF SCIENCE /CENTRE for MARINE ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH
- JOONDALUP CAMPUS
- SALARY RANGE (Academic Level B) $105,832 - $125,043
- 2.5 YEAR FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME CONTRACT
ECU’s School of Science and Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research are seeking a coastal ecologist to join a team to research the ecological roles and functions of intertidal benthic communities and habitats in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The postdoctoral research fellow will work in a team to design, carry out, analyse and report on field studies and aquarium experiments to assess spatial and temporal patterns in primary productivity and nutrient flows and associated drivers.
Skills and Experience
Prospective candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in marine ecology with experience in collecting data on primary productivity, nutrient pools and flows in coastal marine systems. They should also have experience in experimental field and mesocosm studies, quantitative statistical analysis and scientific publishing. Experience in determining the flow of nutrients and energy using stable isotopes would be desirable. The ability to work in remote locations as part of a multi-disciplinary team, good interpersonal communication and presentation skills is important. Knowledge of the ecology of intertidal coastal systems comprising cyanobacteria mats, mangrove and saltmarshes will be an advantage.
You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.
Benefits & Remuneration
This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $105,832 to $125,043 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.
ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.
ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.
For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.
Interested applicants are welcome to call either Professor Glenn Hyndes (08) 6304 5798 or Associate Professor Kathryn McMahon on (08) 6304 5145 for more information.
How to Apply
Please upload your CV along with a statement outlining your interest and suitability for the role with specific reference to the criteria detailed above
Applications close on Sunday, 16th April 2023 at 11:30 pm AWST.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.
ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.