[Coral-List] Postdoc position - Modelling climate change effects on Australian fish and fisheries species

Ivan Nagelkerken ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au
Mon Nov 6 18:13:53 EST 2017

*ARC Research Associate (post-doc)*

*Job no: 497658*

*Work type: Fixed term - Full-time*

*Location: Adelaide*

*Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A*

  * *Prestigious international university*
  * *Research Associate*
  * *Modelling climate change effects on Australian fish and fisheries

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, 
research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 
1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's 
third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated 
leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, 
national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of 
Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in 
science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the 
institution and this continues today.

The School of Biological Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty 
of Sciences. Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the 
school consists of approximately 600 people including research, teaching 
and professional staff, and students in honours and research. The school 
was formed in 2015 to coordinate and consolidate the University's 
cutting edge and world-class research and teaching in Ecology & 
Environmental Science; Genetics & Evolution; and Molecular & Cellular 

_Funding has been obtained from the Australian Research Council for a 
multi-year project studying the effects of climate-driven range 
extensions of tropical coral reef fishes on temperate Australian coastal 
ecosystems. We are seeking a Research Associate with excellent 
quantitative skills to analyse a long-term fish population dataset using 
coupled niche-population models._

The project is a collaborative project between the University of 
Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, the University of the 
Sunshine Coast, and Flinders University. The School of Biological 
Sciences has strong expertise across the disciplines of marine ecology 
and global change biology. Successful candidates will join a dynamic 
group of students and academics working on climate change at the School 
and interact significantly with the project’s chief investigators.

*Salary*: Level A; $83,307-$89,425 per annum.

*Superannuation*: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

*Term of position*: This fixed-term contract is available February 2018 
to December 2019

*Position requirements*

To be successful you should have:

1. A PhD with developed experience in numerical analysis and various 
modelling techniques.

2. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in programing language, this 
should at least include R, but familiarity with MatLab, Python, C or 
similar is also preferred.

3. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-impact scientific journals, 
and present research at international conferences. You should be fluent 
in English, and have a range of scientific articles as first author in 
high-impact journals (indexed in Web of Science).

4. Strong written and oral communication skills in English with the 
ability to liaise, collaborate and interact with a wide range of 
national and international scientific researchers.

5. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

6. Demonstrated experience in ecological research, in particular related 
to climate change and population dynamics.

7. Capacity to meet deadlines and complete manuscripts in a timely manner.

8. Ability to use initiative to solve problem in non-routine situations.

Additional desired criteria are:

9. A keen interest in marine ecology, climate ecology, species 
biogeography and population dynamics.

10. Knowledge of Australian marine ecosystems and species.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria 
within the online application 
This should include CV, list of publications and a list of 3 potential 
referees. If you have any queries regarding this position, please 
contact Prof. Ivan Nagelkerken:

Email – ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au 

Please note if the position description/selection criteria link is not 
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*Closing date: 10 December 2017*

*/The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity 
employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet 
the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply./*

most recent papers:
Ocean life breaking rules by building shells in acidic extremes. Curr Biol (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(17)31097-7)
Impacts of near-future ocean acidification and warming on the shell mechanical and geochemical properties of gastropods from intertidal to subtidal zones. Env Sci Tech (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b02359)
Species Interactions Drive Fish Biodiversity Loss in a High-CO2 World. Curr Biol (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096098221730725X)
Boosted food web productivity through ocean acidification collapses under warming. Glob Change Biol (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13699/abstract)

Prof. Ivan Nagelkerken

Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories, Darling Building, DX 650 418
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005, Australia

E-mail: ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au | Skype: ivan.nagelkerken
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