[Coral-List] Postdoctoral researcher position in coral-macroalgal interactions and ocean acidification

Guillermo Diaz-Pulido g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au
Thu Oct 4 23:36:22 EDT 2012

Dear all,

The following post for a two year postdoctoral researcher position in
coral-macroalgal interactions and ocean acidification is currently being
advertised at Griffith University, Brisbane. The post may be of interest to
list members.

Best regards,


*Job Vacancy: Research Fellow Coral Reef Ecology*

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*Reference:* 495618
*Work type: *Fixed term (2 years)**

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*Overview: *

Griffith University has a long-established reputation for research
excellence in the environmental sciences, especially in relation to the
water sciences. This research is currently focused within the School of
Environment and the Australian Rivers Institute (www.rivers.edu.au). The
Institute has over 175 staff and postgraduate students at the University’s
Nathan and Gold Coast campuses and undertakes high quality research and
postgraduate training in freshwater, estuarine, and coastal ecology.

Dr Diaz-Pulido research program focuses on understanding the consequences
of human impacts on coral reef ecology, coral–algal dynamics, and in
particular, ocean acidification on coral – macroalgal interactions. While
significant progress has been made to understand the biological and
physiological consequences of human-induced ocean acidification on algae
and corals, very little is known about the ecological ramifications on
coral reefs. *This is a fixed term (2 years), full time position based at
the Nathan campus. *

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*The role: *

The coral reef/algal ecologist will work closely with Dr Guillermo
Diaz-Pulido and colleagues from the University of Queensland and Georgia
Institute of Technology to develop an active research program on ocean
acidification effects on coral reefs, particularly coral-algal
interactions. Duties will include field and laboratory work, publish in
high quality journals, contribute to supervision of research higher degree
students and assist with the development and preparation of research grant
proposals. The Research Fellow will be funded by a grant from the
Australian Research Council and will assist Dr Diaz-Pulido with existing
projects in the field of ocean acidification impacts on coral reefs and
with the development of new research opportunities.

*The person: *

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Marine Phycology or Coral Reef
Ecology and be able to provide evidence of high quality peer reviewed
publications. The person will be able to work with minimal supervision and
have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work
effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Applicant must hold a
Scientific or Commercial Diving Certificate. Experience with ocean
acidification research and experimental coral reef ecology are desirable.
Applicants will need to clearly specify which position level they are
applying for when submitting their application. While applicants nearing
completion of a PhD will be considered, the PhD must be completed prior to
beginning the position.

*Salary range:*

·         Research Fellow, Grade 2: $79,377 - $94,263 per annum. Salary
package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $92,872 -
$110,288 per annum.

·         Research Fellow, Grade 1: $61,914 - $72,831 per annum. Salary
package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $72,440 -
$85,213 per annum..

*Further information and How to Apply:*

Please visit the Griffith University job search site at *
http://jobs.griffith.edu.au/jobSearch.asp *and add 495618 in the Keyword
search box for more information including the full position description and
how to apply.

For position queries, Dr Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Lecturer, Griffith School
of Environment on +61 (0) 7  3735 3840.

For application queries, contact Ms Samantha Byrne, Recruitment Officer on +61
(0) 7 37355093.

*Closing date:*  29 October 2012, 4.30pm AEST.

Dr Guillermo Diaz-Pulido

Griffith School of Environment  & Australian Rivers Institute - Coast &
Nathan Campus / Griffith University / 170 Kessels Road
Brisbane, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia

Tel: + 61 7 373 53840 / Fax: +61 7 373 57459 / Mob: 04-25296530
Email: g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au <g-diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au>

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