Position Announcements

Post doc in Coastal Ecology

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an Australian Research Council/Industry co-funded project to study ecological and biogeochemical drivers of seagrass loss in intertidal sediments (Western Port, Victoria, Australia). 

The candidate will have experience, and a strongly emerging publication record, in coastal ecology with emphasis on the pressures determining the distributions of sub-aquatic vegetation.  Candidates with a strong experience in spatial analysis techniques or field experiments are strongly encouraged to apply.  The project entails a significant amount of fieldwork and project coordination, so experience in these areas is highly desirable.  The position will involve regular communication with industry (mostly natural resource management agencies) and research partners, so excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.

The position is for 3 years and the salary is AUD 72 000. The position will be based jointly at the University of Melbourne (Prof Michael Keough) and at Monash University, Clayton (Melbourne) (Dr. Perran Cook/Prof Ralph Mac Nally). To apply for the position, please send a curriculum vitae and a short application letter detailing your relevant skills and experience to Dr. Perran Cook ( perran.cook@monash.edu ).  Applications close September 30 2013. 

This project brings together expertise in ecology, biogeochemistry and modelling and provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team to better understand and quantify how seagrass beds respond to changes in water quality and the associated feedbacks.