Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Quaternary Science and Geomorphology

Wollongong, Australia
04 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term


  • Fixed term, full time appointment (2 years)
  • Part time may be considered

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) is a major new research and education initiative that brings together leading Australian universities with strategically important Australian and international partners.

Our goal is to tell the epic story of Australia’s rich and distinctive natural and human history by revolutionising our knowledge of the events and processes that have shaped this nation, and combining that knowledge with cutting-edge modelling techniques to manage and protect our natural and cultural resources into the future. Learn more about the Centre at:

This successful candidate for this position will work on Quaternary science and geomorphology, based at our headquarters at the University of Wollongong. They will also undertake essential field campaigns and undertake palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental analyses to support the CABAH research program in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. 

Significant funding has been committed to CABAH’s Irinjili Research Training Program, designed to build future research capacity within STEM disciplines and at their interface with the humanities. Through this program, you will participate in regular Masterclasses, Short Courses and Thematic Workshops, with a transdisciplinary emphasis, to improve your technical, professional and communication skills. Cross-node projects, supervisory and mentoring arrangements, and researcher exchange fellowship opportunities will be integral to your CABAH research training experience. 

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and respect. Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders will have access to additional support through dedicated Indigenous Australian initiatives such as mentoring, bursaries and top up grants. Women will be supported through a range of initiatives, including internships and travel grants. Early- and mid-career researchers will also be provided with exceptional opportunities for research leadership development, as part of CABAH’s succession planning. Applications for this position are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. Women are also strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information about this position, please contact both Dr Tim Cohen ( and Kobie Latcham (

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 21/08/2017, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A / B: $76,352 - $111,678 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170679
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
Contact Email: