Nereus Fellow

Wollongong, Illawarra, Australia
$96, 570- $111, 678
09 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed Term, Full Time (2year) Appointment

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong is seeking an innovative researcher with strong communication skills to undertake research in transboundary fisheries governance.

ANCORS is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, policy advice and education on ocean law, marine resource management and conservation, and maritime security and cooperation. Our Fisheries Governance Program studies how we manage human interaction with our marine environment, and develops innovative solutions to manage our activities and impacts. Communication and engagement are key components of our research. Our applied research engages with communities, analyses key problems, and creates new solutions that deliver real outcomes with tangible impacts.

This position will research and develop new approaches and decision making principles that contribute to transparency and ensure sustainable and equitable outcomes for developing States in transboundary fisheries.

This position is funded by the Nippon Foundation and will contribute to the Nereus Program. The Nereus Program is a global interdisciplinary initiative created to further our knowledge of how best to attain sustainability for the world’s oceans. The Nereus Program strives to explore a broad range of perspectives and scientific opinions on ocean sustainability, and to create an inclusive community of researchers and other marine professionals. This principle is founded on the Nippon Foundation’s vision of global capacity building to ensure that our oceans’ legacy is preserved and potential is protected for future generations.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below and provide examples of innovative research in the field of fisheries and marine conservation. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information, please contact Myree Mitchell on + 61 2 4221 4883.