ARC Research Associate

Adelaide, Australia
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Research Associate, Level A
  • Modelling climate change effects on Australian fish and fisheries species

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today.

The School of Biological Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences. Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the school consists of approximately 600 people including research, teaching and professional staff, and students in honours and research. The school was formed in 2015 to coordinate and consolidate the University's cutting edge and world-class research and teaching in Ecology & Environmental Science; Genetics & Evolution; and Molecular & Cellular Biology.

Funding has been obtained from the Australian Research Council for a multi-year project studying the effects of climate-driven range extensions of tropical coral reef fishes on temperate Australian coastal ecosystems. We are seeking a Research Associate with excellent quantitative skills to analyse a long term fish population dataset using coupled niche-population models.

The project is a collaborative project between the University of Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Flinders University. The School of Biological Sciences has strong expertise across the disciplines of marine ecology and global change biology. Successful candidates will join a dynamic group of students and academics working on climate change at the School and interact significantly with the project’s chief investigators.

Salary: (Level A) $83,307 - $89,425 per annum

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available February 2018 to December 2019

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD with developed experience in numerical analysis and various modelling techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in programming language, this should at least include R, but familiarity with MatLab, Python, C or similar is also preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high–impact scientific journals, and present research at international conferences. You should be fluent in English, and have a range of scientific articles as first author in high–impact journals (indexed in Web of Science).

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. This should include CV,list of publications and a list of 3 potential referees. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Prof. Ivan Nagelkerken, email:

Click here to obtain a copy of the position description.

Closing date:  Sunday 10 December 2017

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

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