[Coral-List] Post-Doctoral Researcher - C & N Cycling in Tropical Permeable Sands

Bradley Eyre bradley.eyre at scu.edu.au
Tue Feb 19 18:43:06 EST 2008

Hi All,
I would appreciate it if you could send the following research 
position around your networks and lists.



The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry in the School of Environmental 
Science and Management at Southern Cross University has a 3-year ARC 
funded postdoctoral position available to work on carbon and nitrogen 
cycling in permeable sands in tropical coastal systems. The project 
will involve using a variety of techniques including stable isotope 
tracers, N2: Ar fluxes, biomarkers (e.g. bacteria, BMA), planar 
optodes (O2, pH), microsensors, in-situ benthic chambers with 
advective flow, flow-through column experiments and modelling. Field 
work will be in local estuaries and coral reefs on the Great Barrier 
Reef. The position will be based in Australia but there will also be 
opportunity to spend periods in Prof Ronnie Glud's laboratory 
(Partner Investigator) in Scotland.

The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry has a number of post-graduate, 
post-doctoral and senior researchers working in similar areas, that 
provides an environment for intellectual stimulation and 
opportunities for exchange of ideas. The world-class infrastructure 
of two institutions will be available for the project including a 
brand new stable isotope facility with a TOC/ GC-c/ EA-IRMS (Thermo 
Delta V) with full technical support, a membrane inlet mass 
spectrometer (MIMS), and well equipped inorganic and organic 
chemistry laboratories and benthic chambers at Centre for Coastal 
Biogeochemistry and microsensors and planar optodes at Dustaffnage 
Marine Laboratory (Partner Investigator).

Southern Cross University is based in Lismore, northern NSW, 
Australia. The region is a great place to live with a sub-tropical 
climate, some of the best beaches and surfing in the world and there 
is also great fishing, scuba diving and wilderness areas nearby. The 
quality of life is very high and the cost of living relatively low.

The annual salary will be $58,801 to $66,346 pa (Level A6 to B1 
Academic Staff with a PhD) depending on qualifications and 
experience, plus employer contribution to superannuation. In 
addition, under the Southern Cross University EB Agreement there will 
be a further 4% incremented salary increase by 1 October 2008.

Applicants must have PhD and experience in permeable sands or muddy 
sediment biogeochemistry. Experience with stable isotope 
biogeochemistry, preferably compound specific stable isotope work, 
microsensors and modelling would also be an advantage. Applicants 
should be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have a strong desire to 
publish the findings of this research in high impact journals. 
Applicants should also have a demonstrated understanding of equity 
principles as they pertain to staff and students.

Key Responsibilities
Planning and implementation of field and laboratory work
Data analysis, synthesis and interpretation
Preparation of manuscripts for submission for publication as refereed 
journal articles
Preparation of reports to funding sources (e.g. ARC)
Preparation of funding proposals
Assistance, as appropriate, in supervising undergraduate and/or 
postgraduate students undertaking research projects within this 
larger project.

Ideally, the appointee should possess the following qualifications, 
skills, abilities and experience:
1. PhD in a relevant field;
2. Demonstrated experience with permeable sands or muddy sediment 
3. Demonstrated publication record in high impact internationally 
refereed journals;
4. Experience in one or more of the following:
	- Stable isotope biogeochemistry,
	- Stable isotope traces and compound specific work,
	- Planar optodes or microsensors,
	- Modelling,
	- Carbonate geochemistry,
	- Field work in remote areas.
5. Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a research team;
6. Knowledge of OH&S procedures for field work, laboratories and 
laboratory equipment;
7. Demonstrated understanding of equity principles as they pertain to 
staff and students.

For further information about this position, contact:
Professor Bradley Eyre
Phone:	02 6620 3773
Email:	bradley.eyre at scu.edu.au

Applications should quote the Vacancy ID (28017), systematically 
address the selection criteria, and include a CV, a list of 
publications, and the names, addresses, email, fax and phone number 
of two confidential referees. Closing date 19 March, 2008.

All applications are to be addressed and forwarded to:

hr-recruit at scu.edu.au

Director, Human Resources
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157

+61-2-6622 4240
Professor Bradley Eyre
Director Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry
School of Environmental Science and Management
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157 Lismore NSW 2480
Ph.      61-2-66203773
Fax.     61-2-66212669
Mobile.  61-419622824

Associate Editor Estuaries and Coasts

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