Research Fellow, School of Science

Hamilton, New Zealand
23 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Science

Faculty of Science and Engineering

This opportunity is based at the University's main campus in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city with a youthful population of 160,000 and a mild climate. The School of Science has internationally recognised leadership in environmental research and is dedicated to building a diverse and productive workforce.

We are searching for a highly motivated individual to study the response of marine sediment microbial communities to acidification. The successful applicant will work with an established team of academics to carry out research for a multidisciplinary project (titled "Acidification Response of Marine Sediments", ARMS). The research will focus on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic responses of sediment microorganisms to ocean acidification, and in-depth knowledge of microbial geochemical cycling and marine sediment ecosystems are highly desired.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field as well as hands-on experience with associated techniques including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, bioinformatics, and geochemical analyses of environmental samples. Experience and expertise will be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. You will be expected to undertake laboratory and field research associated with the project and to maintain and make available current knowledge of relevant research areas. Relevant administrative duties and reporting responsibilities are also required. An excellent publication record as well as good writing and verbal communication skills are important criteria for selection.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Craig Cary, School of Science, email;

Fixed-term for two years

This position will remain open until filled. 

Vacancy number: 380181

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