Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate programs including Bachelor’s degrees in Arts (Geography) and Science (Geological and Geographical Science), a Bachelor of Environmental Management and Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety Science and a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning. Honours in Geology, Geography, Geophysics, and Computational Earth Sciences. Coursework masters degrees are offered in Mineral Resources, Environmental Management, Geographic Information Science, Occupational Health and Safety Science and Urban and Regional Planning and the School also contributes to the multi-school Master of Development Practice. The School offers postgraduate training in research via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy and currently has over 150 students enrolled in these degrees. The School has a strong research profile and enjoys an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and has a strong record of high quality publications.

The role

The successful appointee will engage as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Radiogenic Isotope Facility (RIF) at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, to support Professor Jian-xin Zhao and Dr George Roff’s newly funded ARC discovery project titled: ‘U/Th dating of coral mortality and recovery rates in the Great Barrier Reef”.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of geochemistry and have experience in an ultra-clean radiogenic isotope laboratory. You should also have advanced research skills, including the collation and review of literatures; strong data collection, collation and analysis skills; excellent verbal and written communication; and a demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow - ARC RA PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jian-xin Zhao at or Dr George Roff at

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