[Coral-List] Postdoctoral Fellowship: ARC Centre of Excellence for Reef Studies

Andrew Baird andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au
Thu May 3 11:34:37 EDT 2007

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to draw your attention to an exciting postdoctoral or senior
research fellowship opportunity in any area of coral reef biodiversity
(e.g., biogeography, phylogeography, paleobiology, evolution, mathematical
modelling, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function), at the ARC
Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Based at James Cook University
in Townsville (Australia), the appointee will contribute to improving
understanding of mechanisms and processes that maintain local and global
biodiversity of coral reefs. The successful applicant will have substantial
freedom to forge a research program that suits her or his interests and
Selection criteria include: 
* PhD in a relevant discipline (PhD candidates who will complete their
degrees before late 2007 are also encouraged to apply). 
* An excellent publication record for stage of career. 
* Capacity to bring fresh approaches to the study of coral reef
biodiversity (either conceptual or technical, preferably both) that will
complement and enhance, rather than duplicate, existing areas of strength
in the Centre. 
Prior knowledge of coral reefs is desirable, but not essential.
The position is available immediately; applications will be accepted on a
rolling basis until the position is filled.  
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, administered by James
Cook University, is one of the world’s largest providers of the knowledge
that underpins our capacity to understand and manage coral reefs. It
includes 30 Chief Investigators and research fellows, distributed across
multiple universities in Australia. For further information about the
Centre, visit  http://www.coralcoe.org.au.
Enquiries to:
Associate Professor Sean Connolly
Phone:  +61 7 4782 4242
Sean.Connolly at jcu.edu.au
To apply, please forward a CV, email addresses of 3 potential referees, and
a 1-2 page description of research interests addressing Selection Criterion
#3, above, to Sean Connolly at the above email address.
Employment Type
Appointment will be through June 2010, subject to a probationary period.
AUD$57168 to $61258 per annum for Academic Level A
AUD$64407 to $76210 per annum for Academic Level B

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