[Coral-List] Postdoc Position: AIMS

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 19 13:47:46 EST 2004

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Subject: Postdoc Position, AIMS
From: Katharina Fabricius <kfabrici at aims.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:13:32
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov

Biofilms and Biomarkers for Reef Water Quality
Water Quality on the Great Barrier Reef
Coastal Processes
Position No. 248

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) located at Cape 
Ferguson, 50 km from Townsville, is responsible for conducting marine 
research for the sustainable development, conservation and management of 
the nation's marine resources.

AIMS is a core participant in the 'Catchment to Reef' CRC, a 
collaborative partnership between the Rainforest and Reef Cooperative 
Research Centres to develop tools to identify and monitor the impacts of 
land-based contaminants on water quality and the health of wet tropical 
rivers and marine habitats of the Great Barrier Reef.

AIMS is currently seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Scientist in the 
discipline of microbial ecology, biofilms or stress biomarkers related 
to water quality. The successful candidate will join a research team at 
AIMS within the Water Quality on the Great Barrier Reef Team, and will 
take a leading role in research developing and applying new, more 
sensitive and cost-effective monitoring tools to detect changes in 
nearshore marine water quality and ecosystem status related to water 
quality. He/she will focus upon the identification and use of biofilms 
or microbial biomarkers as a measure of changed water quality status 
(pesticides, increased nutrient availability and sedimentation).

The successful candidate will be experienced in microbiology, marine 
biology, ecology, physiology or related discipline. Experience in 
molecular techniques for measuring patterns of multiple gene or enzyme 
expression, and experience in tropical marine systems will be highly 
regarded. He/she will be skilled in the design, conduct and 
interpretation of field and laboratory experiments, and will have an 
excellent publication record, team spirit and communication skills. The 
position will entail extended periods at sea to participate in 
experimental work and SCUBA surveys of coastal reef communities.

The position will be full-time (nine days per fortnight) for a fixed 
term until 30th June 2006, commencing as soon as possible.
Salary range: $58,207 - $60,150 per annum (AOF Level 4.2 - 4.3) 
(effective from 12th February 2004) plus superannuation.

How to find out more:- A full application kit which details 
responsibilities of the position and the selection criteria can be 
accessed via our website http://www.aims.gov.au or you can request a 
copy by contacting Reception by email reception at aims.gov.au or phone 
(07) 4753 4444 or fax (07) 4772 5852.

Closing date for applications is close of business Monday 2nd February 2004.

Enquiries: Dr Katharina Fabricius (+61) -07 4753 4412 
k.fabricius at aims.gov.au or Dr Miles Furnas (07) 4753 4323 
m.furnas at aims.gov.au
or Dr Peter Doherty (07) 4753 4282 p.doherty at aims.gov.au
(KF will be on a field trip 22 Jan - 5th Feb and not contactable by 
email during this period. Mobile phone of the Research Vessel 'The Lady 
Basten': 0429 728 196, and in range only of satellite phone between 
24-29th January at 0011 872 761 884 194. PD and MF will be at a 
conference 28th Jan - 4th Feb)

Please note: This is a re-advertisement for Postdoctoral Position 239, 
however we have slightly modified our selection criteria. Previous 
applicants will be notified of this new advertisement by email or paper 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Applicants must address the selection criteria, 
giving details of experience, personal particulars and include the names 
of two referees. Address your application, quoting the above position 
number to: The General Manager, Australian Institute of Marine Science, 
PMB 3 MC, Townsville Qld 4810 or email to reception at aims.gov.au

AIMS is an EEO Employer and promotes a smoke free work environment.

Dr. Katharina Fabricius
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Mail: AIMS, PMB 3, Townsville Qld 4810, Australia
Phone: +61 - 7 - 4753 4412 or 4758 1979, Fax: +61 - 7 - 4772 5852
Email: k.fabricius at aims.gov.au
Web: http://www.aims.gov.au, http://www.reef.crc.org.au

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