[Coral-List] Postdoctoral position is available - Great Barrier Reef.
oveh at uq.edu.au
Mon Mar 14 16:34:49 EDT 2011
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab (www.coralreefecosystems.org<http://www.coralreefecosystems.org>) at the University of Queensland
The Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab forms part of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland. The School is one of the largest Schools in Australia with 47 full-time academic staff. The School provides unique opportunities for study or research in plant and animal biology with research programs spanning ecology, molecular plant sciences, marine biology, entomology, and genetics & evolution.
Two positions are available:
Postdoctoral position 1: The successful appointee will contribute to a QLD Smart State funded project on exploring the risks to coral health from rapidly warming and acidifying oceans. This exploration will be done within the large-scale mesocosms established at Heron Island Research Station. Having experience in the identification of corals and in either biochemical analysis of metabolites such as sugars and amino acids by HPLC-MS or GS-MS and / or the physiology and cellular biology of stress associated techniques and / or the reproductive biology of corals and associated techniques is essential. The position reports to Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Assoc. Prof Sophie Dove.
Postdoctoral position 2:
The successful appointee will contribute to a QLD Smart State funded project on the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on non-coral invertebrates, macroalgae and topological complexity.Coral reef ecosystems provide habitat to tens of thousands of other species, many of which provide important ecological goods and services to reefs and reef users. Consequently, understanding how ocean warming and acidification will impact non-coral invertebrates and macroalgae is important in terms of understanding how reef ecosystems are likely to vary as carbon dioxide builds up in the earth's atmosphere. This project will focus on how future conditions within Great Barrier Reef waters will affect non-coral invertebrates, macroalgae and the structural complexity of reefs. This study will be done within large-scale mesocosms which are being established on Heron Island Research Station as part of the Smart State project. The position reports to Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Assoc. Prof Sophie Dove.
Remuneration: The remuneration package will be in the range of $53,780.68 to $72,949.71 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range of $62,923.39 to $85,351.16 p.a.). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for Two and a Half years at Academic Level A.
Contact: Obtain the full position descriptions and selection criteria online. To discuss the role contact Mrs Hayley Ware, or email h.ware at uq.edu.au<mailto:h.ware at uq.edu.au>
Applications Close: 1 April 2011
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Global Change Institute
University of Queensland
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