[Coral-List] 3 new post-doc positions at UQ

Peter Mumby p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au
Thu Dec 21 02:00:22 EST 2017

Hi folks

I'd like to draw  your attention to three exciting post-doc opportunities at the University of Queensland, part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Reef Studies.

1) Spatial analyst to join a multi-disciplinary team who're working with the GBRMPA to develop a Guidance System for Resilience-Based Management.

The position requires the integration of field data on reef state, GIS analysis, ecological models and larval connectivity. This is a great opportunity to undertake applied ecological research that ties closely to management and also develop research partnerships between UQ, AIMS and CSIRO, all of whom are partnering on the project. The post will run for nearly 3 years and will start in the first quarter of 2018. The official advert has not been released yet but I'd encourage interested parties to contact me so that I can direct you to the advert when it goes live.

2) Critical species that support coral reef function

This 18 month position will support a large working group of 20 leading researchers from JCU, UQ, AIMS and CSIRO. The team are evaluating reef ecosystem function and making recommendations on the most important species driving healthy ecosystems, their level of threat, and what can be done to mitigate such threats. The team will be considering all major taxa including corals, fish, sponges, algae and microbes. This is a rare opportunity to work with a diversity of scientists and gain exposure to multiple perspectives. The specific role will involve data collation, synthesis, analysis and the writing of manuscripts and reports. The post is based at UQ and will open in early January. Again, please contact me in advance if you're interested so that I can let people know when the official job posting is made. The key qualification is a PhD relevant to coral reef ecosystem function and a good publication history from your PhD (and later if appropriate).

3) Connectivity of coral reefs

A 2 year position (or just shorter depending on how quickly we can appoint) to develop tools to manage outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. The position will involve modelling coral and COTS connectivity and using this information for network analysis and decision-support.. It's important to have strong modelling (and coding) skills but you will be given instruction in how to undertake network analysis, integrate ecological models, and other major tasks. This is a great opportunity to develop a highly desirable skill set to support resilience-based management of coral reefs.  You would also be working with a range of researchers from UQ and CSIRO and developing partnerships with managers and the tourism industry that use this information to control COTS outbreaks. The position and application forms are listed below.

UQJobs: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/501642/postdoctoral-research-fellow
Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35117552?type=standard&userqueryid=58dd9183e86e0ac852bd98d89e1a39b3-7796291

Lastly, I'd like to stress that we're genuinely looking for new applicants and international applications are eligible.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me (though my replies might occur after Christmas :o).

Merry Christmas


Professor Peter J Mumby
Marine Spatial Ecology Lab

School of Biological Sciences
Goddard Building, Room 170
University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Qld 4072

Email: p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au<mailto:p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au>
Tel: +61 7 33651686
Skype: pete_mumby

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