[Coral-List] Postdoc Position: Themes Microbes / Modelling climate vulnerability / Crown-of-thorns / Ecology of deep coral reefs

Katharina Fabricius K.Fabricius at aims.gov.au
Mon Oct 22 03:07:17 EDT 2012

Following Terry Hughes message to Coral List about the up to 11 postdocs available at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, here the four specific themes for the joint AIMS - CoECRS Postdoctoral position:

This position is jointly funded by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The Research Fellow will undertake research in one of the following themes: 

1.	The role of  microbes  in coral reef ecosystems.(AIMS contact: David Bourne; d.bourne at aims.gov.au; Centre contact: Bette.Willis at jcu.edu.au, David.Miller at jcu.edu.au)

2.	Modelling coral reef vulnerability and resilience in a changing climate (AIMS contact: Ken Anthony; K.Anthony at aims.gov.au, Centre contact: Sean.Connolly at jcu.edu.au) 

3.	Physical and biological drivers of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks.(AIMS contact: Katharina Fabricius or Richard Brinkman; K.Fabricius at aims.gov.au; R.Brinkman at aims.gov.au, Centre contact: Morgan.Pratchett at jcu.edu.au ) 

4.	Ecology of deep coral reefs and submerged shoals in tropical Australia. contact: Andrew Heyward; A.Heyward at aims.gov.au, Centre contact: Sean.Connolly at jcu.edu.au ).

This is a three-years full time research-only position, and successful applicants must have a PhD with an exceptional
track record for their stage of career. Previous experience in coral reefs is not essential for most positions.

1.	Conduct research independently and as part of a team which contributes to the achievement of the aims of the ARC Centre of Excellence and AIMS.
2.	Contribute to improving understanding of the relevant research field.
3.	Work independently and collaborate with Centre staff, AIMS staff and end-users to apply skills to research problems in the study area.
4.	Publish research in high quality journals.
5.	Co-supervise graduate students, if appropriate.


Key Selection Criteria
1.	PhD in related discipline
2.	Exceptional publication record for stage of career
3.	Evidence of research ability in one or more discipline(s) relevant to the fellowship research area
4.	Established links (national and international) with appropriate research organisations and personnel
5.	Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.


Katharina Fabricius

Dr. Katharina Fabricius
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Mail: AIMS, PMB 3, Townsville Q4810, Australia

Phone: +61 -7 4753 4412;  Mobile: 0428 713845;  Fax: +61 -7 4772 5852
Email: k.fabricius at aims.gov.au

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